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2014-11-14 08:30:42

Laser Dimension Master 130 eliminates unruly tapes for quick, accurate room measurements in seconds. CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov.

2014-03-31 23:34:21

Home improvement supplier introduces Swanson’s new Savage GripLine with 360º rotating tip and the innovative Savage ProScribe measuring tapes to its online store. Issaquah,

NIST Measures Up For The Olympics
2012-06-28 11:56:56

In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this summer's Olympic marathon—a distance of 26 miles 385 yards—to 1 part in 1,000.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.