DailyDirt: Scientific Measurements

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Accurate scientific measurements are pretty important. It's actually hard to overstate how critical it is to science that measurements can be repeated. (Hello, Cold Fusion...) But it's not quite an easy task to get everyone to agree to the same metrics -- especially when different approaches might have different results. Still, we make do with what we've got -- and looking at the fine details of measuring stuff has lead to discoveries like buckyballs, the heliocentric model of our neck of the universe, and all sorts of cool stuff. So here are a few quick links on measuring things.

Filed Under: battery, helium, hydrogen, kilogram


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    Pixelation, 31 Jan 2011 @ 7:13pm

    Problem solved

    "Either way, being able to maintain a mass standard that doesn't drift by 50 micrograms is probably something we should figure out"

    It's obvious that the expansion of the universe is at play. I think the best answer is to put ...ish at the end of a mass measurement. Problem solved.

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