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How to Use SI Units in Technical Writing

Definitions of SI units and examples of how to properly use them in scientific and technical writing.

Prefixes With SI Units

Defining the various prefixes and abbreviations for SI units, including the ones you don't need to use that much.

Editing Tip: Formatting Compound SI Units

Different authors and different journals utilize different spacing and separations for SI units. When writing out units, a hyphen (-) or a space is usually used between the words to represent multiplication (as in newton-meter or newton meter). The word per is used to represent division (e.g., newton per meter)....

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Past, Present, and Future

In the United States, March is Women’s History Month. This month is a chance to recognize the accomplishments of women throughout history, including researchers and pioneers who have made strides in their various fields. Women’s History Month in the US first started as Women’s History Week in 1980 and was...

Glimmers of the Past: Remarkable Women from before the 6th Century AD

Women have been contributing to science for millennia - read some of their stories.

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International Women’s Day: 103 Years of Celebration

For over 100 years, International Women’s Day has been celebrated worldwide to commemorate women, their struggles, and their achievements. International Women’s Day was first observed by Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland in 1911 on March 19th and by Russia in 1913 on the last Sunday of February. March 8th has...