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Most people eating a balanced diet will easily hit the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein, which is 0.8 grams per kilogram (0.36 grams per pound) of body weight per day.
But in recent years there has been a lot of noise in the small rocket industry, promising cheap, expendable boosters capable of carrying a few hundred kilograms into space.
After the trial, the judge sentenced McGowan to 16 years in prison for possession of more than 5 kilograms of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to court documents.
The pair trafficked more than 2.5 kilograms of 96-percent pure methamphetamine in June and July 2016, prosecutors said.
The group faces charges including conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, money laundering and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the news release.
Robert Francis Kelly, 56, was sentenced to prison for possessing approximately 15 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Alabama.
So far, the company's steerable balloons, which measure about 30 meters across, can't carry more than 50 kilograms.
Two Elgin men who arranged to sell a kilogram of cocaine to undercover officers instead tried to sell the officers pancake mix packaged to look like the drug, Elgin police said.
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The original concept of the kilogram, as the mass of a cubic decimeter of water (a bit more than a quart), was adopted as the base unit of mass by the new revolutionary government of France in 1793. In 1875, in the Treaty of the Meter, 17 countries, including the U.S., adopted the French kilogram as an international standard. In 1889 a new international standard for the kilogram, a metal bar made of platinum iridium, was agreed to; President Benjamin Harrison officially received the 1-kilogram cylinder for the U.S. in 1890. But no one uses that bar very often; for all practical purposes, a kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.
Origin and Etymology of kilogram
First Known Use: 1797See Words from the same year
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: a unit of weight equal to 1,000 grams
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