Scientists redefine the value of a kilogramme

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

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    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.


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