Scientists redefine the value of a kilogramme

The International General Conference on Weights and Measurements has gathered to vote on redefining a vital calculation.

by

    Here's a story that's taken a weight off some scientists' shoulders...

    Scientists from 60 nations have gathered in France and celebrated after making the landmark decision to overhaul the way the value of a kilogramme is assessed.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris, about what it all means.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?