Skip to comments.Kilogram 'losing weight'
Posted on 09/13/2007 9:51:22 PM PDT by Westlander
The original prototype for the kilogram, stored under lock and key near Paris, appears to be losing weight.
The cylinder, which dates back from 1889, seems to have lost 50 micrograms, compared with the average of dozens of copies of the original.
Richard Davis, of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, said: "The mystery is that they were all made of the same material, and many were made at the same time and kept under the same conditions, and yet the masses among them are slowly drifting apart."
The one in Sevres is the original that the kilogram is based upon. It is kept in a triple-locked safe at a chateau.
"It's not clear whether the original has become lighter, or the national prototypes have become heavier," said Michael Borys, of Germany's national measures institute.
"But by definition, only the original represents exactly a kilogram."
WOW, thats cool.
It’s global warming, I tell ya!
Mass hysteria ping.
Oh, darn! I’m never weighing myself on a Kg scale again. I gained weight just by reading this article!
I was first!
Platinum-iridium, no big deal. Once our gold gets magicked away, one microgram at a time, we are finished.
In light of this scientific evidence I'd say that Jesus was hinting at a LOT of stuff that we are barely discovering now.
Given that atmospheric platinum is measurable due to catalytic converters, my first guess is that it’s plain old sublimation at work.
Are they stored under vacuum by any chance?
I think Jesus had in mind something a little faster than 50 micrograms in a century.
This will make cocaine dealers around the world quite happy.
Actually I’d think that they must be in a vacuum since a fluid (includes gases) causes buoyancy, which would affect the measurement slightly. Or maybe they account for that mathematically.
I seem to be talking to myself in any case.
Wasnt ignoring your question, but flat-out didnt know.
Either that or the Kg is the same and gravity is getting gradually weaker.
An old girlfriend loved that movie, which I remember hardly at all. Would it be fair to say (of it, not her), a little sprawling and undisciplined?
Shhhh, don't tell Al Gore. I can't afford mass density credits!
If there’s a prototype for the pound, I wonder if it’s weight is changing, too.
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