April Fool joke: Physicist calls for 'British Pi Day'
The truth is, however, that most countries use the day/month/year date format rather than the American style month/day/year. "This would sort out the problem of leap seconds for the next 76,000 years," explains NPL's atomic-clock expert Theresa Tock....
April 1, 2015
Iran Nuclear Talks Q&A: Objectives and Deadlines
Is Tuesday the big day or not? It's a big day because it's the target date set by Iran and six world powers for a deal. Everybody's watching to see if they arrive at an agreement by midnight in Switzerland (or 6p.m. Eastern Daylight Time). They could ...
March 31, 2015
View from the Street: Scott Morrison, Easter's fluffy Social Services bunny!
In most of the nation it's also the end of Daylight Savings for the year, a hellish obligation that forces people to… um, adjust a clock twice a year. Although going by the amount that people complain about it, you'd think they'd actually have to ...
April 5, 2015
This Day, April 7, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
1870: According to the review of the Art Academy, on this date, Russian –Jewish sculptor Mark Arntokolski “was granted personal name of honorary citizen 'for wonderful knowledge of art'”. 1872: Seventy year old, . Since the service had to be ...
April 7, 2015
Rep. Trey Gowdy: Clinton wiped her server clean
Racing Against The Clock: “Progress” And “Setbacks” at Nuclear Talks: The top political story – both here in the United States and abroad – is playing out in Switzerland as the U.S. and other world powers race against the clock to strike a nuclear deal ...
March 30, 2015
What to look for in an Iran nuclear deal
That is the only truly binding deadline on negotiators, because it is the expiration date for the current interim agreement that has capped Iran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief. Negotiators see March 31 as a political ...
March 28, 2015
The Way We Were
The luck of the Irish was selective on March 17, but the weather held just long enough for Newtown High School's Marching Band to complete its glorious display of step and time in the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. There was just enough ...
March 20, 2015
© 2 April 2015, (at least this is the date I started typing away), but this instruction from LOC. gov clarified things for me: i. e. what I can't, and won't claim rights to. So, Star Trek is definitely not "my baby," I am not a screenwriter. Note: The following follows no known treatment format I'm aware of. Just that with the passing of Leonard Nimoy and the 50th anniversary of the Original Series next year, it got me thinking of some unresolved important things in the Trek timeline... The strength of Star Trek has always been a positive view of the future. " We should see this in a dramatic new Trek series. ponder the term " Mutually Assured Destruction " (M. A. D. ), and that we still have an active doomsday clock. Disturbingly, from the press release by the Bureau of Atomic Scientists, we are now 3 minutes to midnight. I've always fancied a "Star Trek: Phoenix," as in rising from the ashes of destruction and building something quite different, more democratic and less stratified than our current society and its inequality that is now epidemic - - and reinforced by.
In preparation for my Hawaii diving I’ve brought most of my core diving gear (happily left the dry suit at home) and an ideal replica watch, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 diver. Looking as much a piece of dive gear as my Suunto Zoop, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 seems tailor made for the traveling diver. Being accustomed to the size of my SKX007 diver, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023’s 48 mm width seemed rather daunting, but when I received the replica watch and tried it on, I found it to wear smaller than I expected. On the SUN023 version of the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT, the outer case is black and visually less noticeable than the bright orange font on the bezel, which in turn makes the overall case appear smaller than its true dimensions. The considerable thickness of the replica watch helps to package the movement, a 4th “home” hour hand (blue), and some of the three-dimensional dial design elements we’ve seen on other current Seiko models like the Astron. The Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 sports a very large and legible hand and marker set, and the markers sit high above the flat black dial.
This is my first time in Hawaii and, as a diver trained in the cold and dark waters of Vancouver, I’ve been looking forward to my first tropical dive with no small amount of anticipation. In preparation for my Hawaii diving I’ve brought most of my core diving gear (happily left the dry suit at home) and an ideal watch, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 diver. Looking as much a piece of dive gear as my Suunto Zoop, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 seems tailor made for the traveling diver. Being accustomed to the size of my SKX007 diver, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023’s 48 mm width seemed rather daunting, but when I received the watch and tried it on, I found it to wear smaller than I expected. On the SUN023 version of the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT, the outer case is black and visually less noticeable than the bright orange font on the bezel, which in turn makes the overall case appear smaller than its true dimensions. The Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 sports a very large and legible hand and marker set, and the markers sit high above the flat black dial.
Israeli minister: ‘Non-deal’ fails to fully freeze or inspect Iran nuclear activity
When Foreign Minister Zarif and nuclear chief Salehi reportedly told MPs in Tehran that they’ll “inject gas” into their IR-8s on day one ... Atomic Energy Agency on the possible military dimensions of its nuclear activities to date, he said.
April 8, 2015
Iran: The Leading Proponent for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
"I have always condemned the use of the atomic bomb against Japan," he said ... He urged negotiations for a treaty to achieve total nuclear disarmament by a designated date - "a comprehensive, binding, irreversible, verifiable" one as the most effective ...
April 10, 2015
Denmark’s Margrethe II, A Numismatic Evolution From Princess to Queen, 1958 – 2015
The reverse of this coin included a third and last portrait of King Frederik IX along with his title and the dates ... first time this denomination was issued. Scientist coin series To mark the centenary of the publication of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory ...
April 10, 2015
43 lovely things to do in London this weekend
With the Oxford v Cambridge boat race taking place late in the day on Saturday April 11 ... The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival (at least around the Time Out office), and sees two goats – one representing ‘Oxford ...
April 10, 2015
Iranian rejects terms of sanctions, checks
Breakout time refers ... is the date at which the current extension of negotiations runs out. So unless it is renewed -- something both sides have previously rejected -- temporary limits on Iran's enrichment activities would terminate that day.
April 10, 2015
Iran's Khamenei says no guarantee of nuclear deal
Iran will sign nuclear deal only if sanctions lifted on 'same day': Rouhani ... get rid of their atomic arms. Dehghani said that as a non-nuclear weapon state and NPT (the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) member, Iran believes it is time to start ...
April 9, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Agreement – the bigger picture
Many years ago, the writer’s grandfather gave him a lesson about labour contract negotiations from the perspective of a long-time ... Atomic Energy Agency will monitor enrichment and former enrichment facilities and related assets using ‘the most up-to ...
April 8, 2015