Redefining the Kilogram | The Scientist

This is even more interesting — if less sexy — than the fight over whether Pluto should be a planet.

Redefining the Kilogram | The Scientist.

I agree that this is about more than ‘just the science’ — or rather, that science ought to be placed in a larger social context. I wonder whether anyone other than scientists will get excited about what counts as a kilogram, though ….

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