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NIST Colloquium Series: The Measure of All Things

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Uploaded on Jun 24, 2010

In this session from the NIST Colloquium Series, Ken Adler, author of "The Measure of All Things: The Seven Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed the World", tells the story of the seven-year, trouble-filled 18th century expedition that established the distance for the meter ... and about the secret "error" held from the public about this famous measurement.

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