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A new era of innovation today with quantum physics

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:34 am | Measurement Standards Laboratory

Today the international community has unlocked a new era of innovation by throwing out old ways of measuring the kilogram, ampere (electric current), kelvin (temperature) and mole (amount of substance), in favour of quantum physics. In a stroke of kiwi ... More >>

Kiwi innovation pinpoints the new kilo

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:02 pm | Measurement Standards Laboratory

It’s official, the international science community has voted to change the way weight, electric current, temperature and substance amounts are defined. Instead of comparing masses with a lump of metal kept in a vault in Paris, scientists will ... More >>

NZ’s bold step to standard time 150 years ago

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 2:44 pm | Measurement Standards Laboratory

Tomorrow, 2 November 2018, marks 150 years since New Zealand became the first country in the world to implement a standard time across the nation. More >>

'Leap second' to keep kiwi clocks in step with slowing globe

Friday, 29 June 2012, 11:34 am | Measurement Standards Laboratory

New Zealand’s Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) is coordinating the insertion of a ‘leap second’ into the atomic time scale at noon July 1, New Zealand Standard Time, to ensure the smooth running of industrial and scientific applications around ... More >>


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