JustMatt: I thought they changed the kilogram standard to the most perfect sphere created by man to date, made out of a perfect silicon crystal lattice? Was this never officially adopted? Wouldn't solve the problem of people leaving traces of their grubby mitts on it, just curious and too lazy to look it up...
Gwyrddu: Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?
Sim Tree: TofuTheAlmighty: Pfighting Polish: Yes please: "The cylinder, which weighs approximately 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), is the definition of the kilogram."I saw this myself. Ever notice that, in college, the journalism/comm school tends to have the least intelligent people?While journalists are typically not the most scientifically literate, the sentence is not incorrect. She didn't write that a kilogram is defined as 2.2 lbs., she noted that a kilogram weighs 2.2. lbs. Though to be most rigorous, she could've written that it weighs 2.2 lbs on Earth.Perhaps he was referring to the line after 2.2 pounds: "(1 kilogram) is the definition of the kilogram."
TofuTheAlmighty: While journalists are typically not the most scientifically literate, the sentence is not incorrect. She didn't write that a kilogram is defined as 2.2 lbs., she noted that a kilogram weighs 2.2. lbs. Though to be most rigorous, she could've written that it weighs 2.2 lbs on Earth.
pkellmey: I have way more surface area, so from now on I'm claiming any weight gain on environmental contamination due to age.
ronaprhys: Lumpmoose: The international standard, a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has gained tens of micrograms in weight from surface contamination, according to a new study.If it's the international standard, then any increased or decreased mass becomes the new standard, by definition. If we perceive the standard as being wrong and it needs to be cleaned so that it's reduced to our expected amount of mass, it sounds like our expectation is more the true standard than the cylinder.No. If it's the international standard, it should remain constant. Having contamination means that it needs to be cleaned so that it can get back to being what it's supposed to be. No different than a white shirt getting dirty. Have your wife clean that so that it's white again.
Gonz: I thought kilograms measured mass, rather than weight?
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