unit of mass

u·nit of mass

1. metric system: gram;
2. SI: kilogram;
3. English system: pound.
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Troy ounce is a unit of mass equal to 31.1034768 grams.
A kilo of unga will still remain one kilo," Mr Nguyo said.In November last year, scientists from more than 60 nations converged at the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) to redefine the kilogram, the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI).
In preparation for redefining the unit of mass at VNIIM Mendeleev, where the state primary standard of the kilogram is stored and improved, ultra-precise scales a vacuum mass comparator were introduced and the vacuum weighing techniques needed for the transition to the new definition were developed, the scientist commented.
A solar mass is the standard unit of mass in astronomy, which equals approximately 2A1030 kg.
The humble kilogram got an unprecedented makeover as a global gathering of scientists in Versailles redefined the unit of mass. For 129 years, a cylinder made of platinum and iridium, about 39mm high and 39mm across, has served as the internationally recognised standard kilogram.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made their most precise determination yet of Planck's constant, an important value in science that will help to redefine the kilogram, the official unit of mass in the SI, or international system of units.
Lee, whose financial services career began in 1976, joined Cetera in 1998 and was previously affiliated with MML Investors (a unit of Mass Mutual).
This ecological principle states that larger animals radiate less heat per unit of mass than smaller animals.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for the dissemination of the unit of mass, the kilogram, in the United States of America.
Would it not be better to dispense with the dollar altogether and instead just specify the quantity of gold in some existing standard unit of mass, say the milligram?
Scattered throughout, "Physi-Facts" offer nuggets of physics knowledge: for example, the pound often is used as a unit of mass, but it actually is a unit of force, and the speed of sound changes with air temperature and humidity levels.
By 2014, the unit of mass will be defined in terms of Planck's Constant, which is defined in terms of seconds and meters.