The Kilogram Has Gained Weight
Post-Christmas and most of us are feeling the over-indulgence. But take heart - experts at Newcastle Univ. have shown even the kilogram itself has put on weight.
Using a state-of-the-art Theta-probe XPS machine – the only one of its kind in the world – the team has shown the original kilogram is likely to be tens of micrograms heavier than it was when the first standard was set in 1875. And they say a suntan could be the key to helping it lose weight.
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