The Critical Role of Measurement ScienceJuly 4th, 2012
Many of the measurements that are essential for our scientific work are also essential for everyday activities. For example: “The activities of everyday life have always been affected either directly or indirectly by mass measurements. Whenever one buys groceries, takes medication, designs a bridge, space shuttle, or airplane, trades goods—whether grains, gold, or gemstones—mass plays a crucial and vital role.” That’s according to a paper from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology on The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force. Of course we have a variety of tools that enable us to make those mass measurements, platform scales, analytical balances, and scientific digital scales just being a few.
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