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Science  10 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5762, pp. 751
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5762.751c

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Many Web sites offer conversion programs to transform miles into kilometers, or Celsius into Fahrenheit, but how many can turn becquerels into rads or calculate the wavelength of a photon of energy? Scientists needing such help can call upon the Versatile Unit Converter from Christophe Berthold, a physicist at the University of Geneva. The handy Web tool can convert energy, length, volume, power, temperature, and so on as well as units of radioactivity, electricity, and magnetism.

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