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The kilogram, the unit of mass in the International System (SI), is one of seven base units used in science, commerce and everyday life. It is the only one still defined by a physical object.A kilogram is currently defined as: ‘that mass which is equal to the International Prototype’. The International Prototype being a cylinder of platinum and iridium kept in a vault at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) near Paris, France.All the other SI units are defined in terms of a fundamental constant of nature so that anyone, anywhere can reproduce them and they don't change over time.Around the world, scientists are working on new ways to define the kilogram.Background to the Avogadro projectThe international scientific community, under the auspices of the BIPM, decided to focus on two methods, and CSIRO was involved in one of them.Known as the Avogadro Project, the plan is to bring together enough atoms of one substance – silicon – to make a kilo.
So does this indicate that perfect symmetry leads to perfect thought/energy, therefore possibly perfect action?
Who's this Plato guy? I got that from a Bruce Lee book...
Don't you just hate it when that happens?
Call me old fashioned, but I like my units of measurement to be based on something a little less arbitrary. If the length of the King's forearm was good enough to build the pyramids, its good enough to design a nanomachine with.