Units of measurement
A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a physical quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of the same physical quantity. Any other v...
Units of measurement - Wikipedia
The Last Artifact
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A Qubit in the Making
A qubit is the core building block of a quantum computer. Markus Brink, IBM quantum computing research scientist, explains the different ways qubits can be implemented and describes IBM’s approach. Le...
The Speed of Light is NOT About Light
The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this phenomenon. So what's the c...
Was Einstein WRONG about the speed of light?
A duo from Imperial College London and the Perimeter Institute in Canada have developed a model that could help to show that the speed of light fluctuated in the early universe.
The Surprising History Behind Leap Year
The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs Februrary 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync. For centuries, trying to sync calendars with the length of t...
666 LxWxH
666 is a measurement. It is used in the bible twice. In IIKings it is used as a measurement of gold for Solomon in the first year. Solomon is the man, and 666 is a unit of measurement like length x w...
The Lucky Peach Guide to Miso
Miso is fermented soybean paste—but let’s be more specific. It takes only a glimpse of pale, sweet shiro miso or burly, fudgy hatcho miso to see that “miso” casts an enormous net: varieties of miso ca...
Why can’t anything travel faster than light?
How we first began trying to measure light speed and why it is finite. We all know the number one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to ...
Paul Schwartz - Dido (Era - Circumitus Down)
Era is a New Age music project by French composer Eric Lévi. Era mixes Gregorian chants with contemporary electronic arrangements and is reminiscent to the Enigma music project. The band has sold more...
Samsung Unveils The World's Largest Hard Drive, Boasting 16 TB In A 2.5-Inch Case
Samsung may have announced bigger products in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the company showed off a nearly 16-terabyte flash hard drive ...
The World’s Most Powerful Laser Has Just Been Fired In Japan
Scientists in Japan have set the record for the most powerful laser ever fired, producing a 2 petawatt pulse - that’s 2 quadrillion watts - using a device known as the Laser for Fast Ignition Experime...
Nano-Transistor Assesses Your Health Via Sweat
Made from state-of-the-art silicon transistors, an ultra-low power sensor enables real-time scanning of the contents of liquids, such as perspiration. Compatible with advanced electronics, this techno...
Quantum Teleportation on Chip Significant Step toward Ultra-High Speed Quantum Computers
The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the unive...
How to Pass Snacks to the Rear Seat of a Fighter Jet
Cool demonstration of g-force control.
Science: Scottish scientists slow down speed of light
A team of researchers in Scotland found that changing the shape of light can slow it down, meaning the speed of light is not as constant as thought.
Quantum computing: breakthrough in electron alteration technique
Princeton University -- A researcher has discovered a method in altering a single electron without disturbing the trillions of electrons surrounding it. This discovery is a quantum leap forward in th...
History of measurement
 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.As civilization developed, so too did the need for unit...
History of measurement - Wikipedia
International System of Units
The International System of Units (French: Système International d'Unités, SI) is the modern form of the metric system and is the world's most widely used system of measurement, used in both comme...
International System of Units - Wikipedia
Weights and Measures Act
A Weights and Measures Act is an Act of Parliament determining the regulation of weights and measures. The acts may catalogue lawful weights and measures, prescribe the mechanism for inspection and en...
Trading Standards
Trading Standards is the name given to local authority departments in the UK formerly known as Weights and Measures. Frequently, the Trading Standards enforcement functions of a local authority are pe...
The Surprising History Behind Leap Year
The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs Februrary 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync. For centuries, trying to sync calendars with the length of t...
Mache (unit)
Mache (symbol ME from German Mache-Einheit, plural Maches) is an obsolete unit of volumic radioactivity named for the Austrian physicist Heinrich Mache. It was defined as the quantity of radon (ignori...
1 E17 s
A terasecond (symbol: Ts) is 1 trillion (1 × 10) seconds, or roughly 31,700 years. This page lists time spans above 1 terasecond.
Romanian units of measurement
The measures of the old Romanian system varied greatly not only between the three Romanian states (Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania), but sometimes also inside the same country. The origin of some of...
Romanian units of measurement - Wikipedia
The Lucky Peach Guide to Miso
Miso is fermented soybean paste—but let’s be more specific. It takes only a glimpse of pale, sweet shiro miso or burly, fudgy hatcho miso to see that “miso” casts an enormous net: varieties of miso ca...
Samsung Unveils The World's Largest Hard Drive, Boasting 16 TB In A 2.5-Inch Case
Samsung may have announced bigger products in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the company showed off a nearly 16-terabyte flash hard drive ...
The World’s Most Powerful Laser Has Just Been Fired In Japan
Scientists in Japan have set the record for the most powerful laser ever fired, producing a 2 petawatt pulse - that’s 2 quadrillion watts - using a device known as the Laser for Fast Ignition Experime...
Nano-Transistor Assesses Your Health Via Sweat
Made from state-of-the-art silicon transistors, an ultra-low power sensor enables real-time scanning of the contents of liquids, such as perspiration. Compatible with advanced electronics, this techno...
Agate (typography)
An agate is a unit of typographical measure. It is 5.5 typographical points, or about 1/14 of an inch. It can refer to either the height of a line of type, or to a font that is 5.5 points. An Agate fo...
Kilocycle
A kilocycle is a thousand cycles of any periodic phenomenon.This is a measurement of usage of reciprocating machines, especially presses. Kilocycles or kc, as an abbreviation of kilocycles per second...