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Kitchen Spoons Inaccurate Dosing Tools

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When it comes to dosages of cold medicine, your kitchen spoons may not be measuring up. Using spoons to measure medicine may be causing you to under or overdose, according to new research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Spoon dosing has been identified as 1 of the 3 major causes of dosing errors and pediatric poisonings,” authors of the study wrote. “Most persons still use spoons when pouring medicine for themselves and their families.”

National Metric Week in October

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Celebrate National Metric Week
October 4-10, 2009


Break out your rulers. It's time to celebrate National Metric Week. This fall the week of October 4–10 (the 10th month of the year and the week containing the 10th day) will be set aside to celebrate the metric system. Americans will have an opportunity to focus on the importance and convenience of the measurement system based on 10s. It's time to celebrate National Metric Week.

Americans will have an opportunity to focus on the importance and convenience of the measurement system based on 10s.

Survey Foot versus International Foot: What’s the difference?

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Another reason why use metric system only:


 

In a recent thread on the Bentley newsgroups, we came across some confusion about the differences between an International Foot and a U.S. Survey Foot.

We thought it would be fun to shed some light on what these “feet” are and how much measurements would deviate due to the difference in unit length.

 

Obama vows investment in science

metric obama President has set the goal of devoting 3% of gross domestic product (GDP) to US science research.

President Obama made the announcement during a speech on Monday to the US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. President Obama added that it was time for America to lead again in the area of research and development (R&D). He said the goal represented the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in US history. "I am here today to set this goal: we will devote more than 3% of our GDP to research and development," said President Obama. "We will not just meet, but we will exceed the level achieved at the height of the space race."

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