The Kilogram has gained weight

The International Standard has determined that the Kilogram that we currently know today is actually heavier than it was a while back. This is due to surface contaminations from storage. What does this mean? It means that because of surface debris, each country that holds one of these “standards” is going to be different. So, what the US knows as a kilogram is different than what China knows to be a kilogram. This could potentially throw science off internationally, and even cause manufacturing “recipes” to be different from country to country. If an electronic component was manufactured in the Philippines it could have a different recipe than that of Korea. To learn more about this article, click the picture below.

Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.

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