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: Yes but calolries are replace by Joules now according to ISO
: standard. That is done in Europe 40 years ago, still every body
: uses Cal.
: Just as horsepower (pk in Dutch hp in English) is replaced by kW.
: You can see it everywhere but most people still talk hp.
: Conversions from one system to another takes a long time. The same
: with weight. Officially according to ISO weight is in N(ewton)
: en mass in kg. But when you ask for weight you get an answer in
: mass units. Takes a very long time.

: Daan Daniels

Hi Daan,
That difference between weight (Newtons which few use) and mass (kg) is that weight can change depending on gravity, mass doesn't. So when we finally get off-planet, talking kg makes more sense, little weight but still having mass. :D

So, in weight measurement, we're already set up for micro-gravity condition thinking. hehe.

Mike Savage
South West Cork

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