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2014-07-23 23:19:49

The OHAUS Explorer has won Laboratory Equipment magazine's 2014 Readers' Choice Award for best balance for the second consecutive year. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of analytical, precision, portable, and mechanical balances and scales, proudly announces its Explorer line of analytical and precision balances has won Laboratory Equipment magazine’s 2014 “Readers' Choice” Award for best balance. This is the...

New U.S. Time Standard Launched By NIST
2014-04-04 13:21:23

[ Watch The Video: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock Sets The Time Standard ] NIST The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new US civilian time and frequency standard, along with the current NIST-F1 standard. NIST-F2 would neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years, making it about three times as accurate as NIST-F1, which has served as the standard...

2014-02-03 08:25:23

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Review of the Russian watt-hour meters market 2012 Please note: The report is Russian version. It will provide the English version in 6-8 business days.In 2012, The Russian market of watt-hour meters showed an upward trend development in connection with the sustainable growth of the economy of the Russian Federation and also with the replacement of old watt-hour meters.According to...

Berkeley Physicist Uses Atomic Matter To Tell Time
2013-01-11 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a groundbreaking new study, physicists from the University of California, Berkeley have used atomic matter to measure time. According to a new report in the journal Science, Holger Müller and his Berkeley colleagues describe how to tell time using a cesium atom and the theory that matter can be both a particle and a wave. "When you make a grandfather clock, there is a pendulum and a clockwork that counts the...

The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When getting on the bathroom scale after feasting at all the holiday parties, most of us have come to expect a larger number than usual — but scientists from University of Newcastle say that the kilogram itself has been bulking up over the years. The original weight standard for the kilogram (about 2.1 lbs.) is known as the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), and the British researchers say the series of platinum-based...

2012-12-25 05:00:29

Prescott Pailet Benefits Volunteer Committee enjoys helping those in need during the holiday season Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 This holiday season, Prescott Pailet Benefits, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, is giving back to the Dallas community as well as those serving our country. Dallas group insurance broker, Prescott Pailet Benefits, distributed donations to three worthy, local non-profit organizations: North Texas Food Bank, Austin Street Center and The Ronald McDonald House...

2012-02-20 20:26:16

New research, published by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), takes a significant step towards changing the international definition of the kilogram — which is currently based on a lump of platinum-iridium kept in Paris. NPL has produced technology capable of accurate measurements of Planck's constant, the final piece of the puzzle in moving from a physical object to a kilogram based on fundamental constants of nature. The techniques are described in a paper published in Metrologia...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'