The Threat of the Immortal Kilogram

A year ago a bus depot worker discovered a kilogram of cocaine outside of Hartford CN. The police have asked the public to tell what they know of this dropped item. No one has said anything, but everyone who has ever seen SCARFACE can tell the Filth that a kilogram consists of 35.274 ounces and the weight of a kilo has been based on the Le Grand K, which was forged in 1879 in Paris.

The cylinder of platinum and iridium has been kept under lock and key because its mass, a little over 2 pounds, is the official definition of the kilogram.

This Friday,the international General Conference on Weights and Measures will meet in Versailles, to vote to redefine the kilogram is expected to be unanimous according the NPR a mere formality after years of work. Going forward, the world’s system of mass measurement will not be based on some special hunk of metal, but rather on unalterable features of the universe — such as the speed of light, time and Planck’s constant, a number that helps scientists figure out the energy of a photon of light, given its wavelength.

The approximate numerical value of Planck’s constant is 6.626 x 10-34 joule-second.

Mathematics are the poetry of mystery.

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