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Yet, the aversion to the metric system did not come only from fanatical conservatives, but also from liberals like Stewart Brand, editor of Whole Earth.
As of next year, the textile market is also set to convert its weighing method to the metric system instead of yards.
will be on the metric system someday," said Don Jordan, (http://artsandsciences.
There are other aspects of our life where the metric system would be absolutely invaluable.
The metric system was devised by scientists during the French Revolution in the late 18th century to replace the chaotic collection of units then in use, using the decimal system rather than fractions.
However, the commercial property industry has evidently found it a difficult concept to embrace, and particularly in the sales and lettings side, imperial still predominates, sometimes to the exclusion of the metric system altogether.
One day we will be lucky enough to use the metric system in all aspects of design and manufacture.
requires Federal agencies to establish implementing guidelines pursuant to metric policy to adopt the metric system as the preferred system of weights and measurements for United States trade and commerce.
By the time the killer bees dropped off the radar, something else had come along to replace them, like the comet Kahoutec or the metric system.
It's possible that she was confused because most young people learn the metric system at school nowadays.
With ruler-limned horizontal and vertical pencil lines, Brouwn charts his personal calibrations, in tandem with the standard metric system and archaic gauges such as the Hispanic vara and the Western European ell (an outdated means of quantifying pieces of cloth, itself based on human hand width).
Most of the world uses the metric system, which was created in France in 1795.
A little background: The United States is now the only industrialized country in the world that does not use the metric system as its predominant system of measurement.
This week's conversion to the metric system is good news all round.
THERE will, understandably, be confusion when the metric system is introduced on our roads in two weeks.