Gaithersburg, Maryland - November 09, 2018: NIST-4 Kibble Balance lead scientists (L-R) Dr. Stephan Schlamminger, Dr. Jon Pratt, and Dr. David Newell, all got super-nerdy science tattoos. The one factor all their tattoos have in common is the Plank Constant, "h = 6.626070150 × 10-34 kg⋅m2/s" which will be the new standard for which the kilogram is measured.
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have helped improved methods for definitively measuring a kilogram. Representatives from 57 countries will vote at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France to redefine four basic units of measurement November 16, 2018.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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