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The atomic beauty of the new kilogram

Commentary / World May 25, 2019

The atomic beauty of the new kilogram

Last week the kilogram got a new definition — one that rests on a quantity of light. The old kilogram was defined by a platinum cylinder kept in a vault in Paris, and at first glance, that system might seem more intuitive, but it ...