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Set of five nested Avoirdupois brass cup weights equivalent to one Kilogramme standard, mid 19th Century. (2lb, 2oz, 1oz, 3 drams & 10 grains) from the Science Museum group collection

This week, the kilogram will be redefined. But what does this mean for scientists and engineers, and for those of us beyond the science lab? Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments, explains more.

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