March Soundtrack Picks
Tenderly expressing the evil sister exasperation of Cinderella, Doyle pays off her fairy godmother assist with glorious waves of symphonic magic, desperately racing with ticking-bell clock excitement before her carriage's transformation ...
March 17, 2015
Church could be forced to stop using bells donated by Handel in 18th Century ...
The bells of St John's Church have been ringing since the first half of the 18th century, when German composer Handel donated them in exchange for the church's organ. They have been a part of daily life in Keynsham near Bristol, ever since, but they ...
August 5, 2014
Richard Scaife, conservative champion, newsman & philanthropist, dies
In the past decade, Scaife's newspapers have won state, national and international awards for investigative reporting, photography, and other coverage of local, national and international news. The company employs 1,200 people in four Western ...
July 4, 2014
Leap Second on Saturday Will Cause 61-Second Minute
International Atomic Time is a very accurate and stable time scale. It is a weighted average of the time kept by about 200 atomic clocks in over 50 national from true atomic clocks, they are not atomic clocks themselves. Typical radio "atomic ...
June 29, 2012
The Seething Resentments Behind Snowboarders' Hatred of the Sochi Halfpipe
The people hired to design and construct the Olympic venues are professionals with experience building courses for international competitions and the International Ski Federation (FIS) circuit. But they're not the same That same year, American ...
February 11, 2014
The Jump makes Splash! look like a walk in the park by Jim Shelley
Looking like Cheska from Made In Chelsea with 5 o'clock shadow, a disappointed Nicky Clarke picks up his skis and starts walking home. He had failed in his mission to 'change people's opinions of the hairdressing world' and, in fact, by coming last, ...
January 27, 2014
Cusack's Sabre-Rattlers: Cate Campbell 52.6; Bronte 53.02; Christian Sprenger ...
Bronte [photo: Swimming Australia] is not far from joining her and did get a point across in this particular argument today: 27.54 was her sister's homecoming split, 27.53 the speed it took to stop the clock in the 9th best performance between the ...
April 6, 2014
Schriever Air Force Base Celebrates GPS Milestone
They had a successful launch of a Global Positioning System satellite ... Telephone and computer networks require GPS signals to maintain synchronization. Every time you swipe a payment card, GPS records the timing of the transaction.
July 16, 2015
World’s markets brace for leap second
The decision to add a leap second has been taken by the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations body, to harmonise atomic time with the sometimes ... may make it look stale if the clocks are out of sync, which is the biggest issue ...
June 30, 2015
Temporal flux: why we need to keep adding leap seconds
This guarantees that the solar time (the rise and fall of the sun) doesn’t fall too far out of sync with our clocks ... such as the International Atomic Time and the Global Positioning System time. Computer systems could be linked to either of these.
July 1, 2015
'Leap second' added for first time in three years
Midnight came later on Tuesday as for the first time in ... time set by atomic clocks. The "leap second" means the last minute of June had 61 seconds in it. Leap seconds - and leap years - are added as basic ways to keep the clock in sync with the Earth ...
June 29, 2015
To Keep Up With Earth's Rotation, Clocks Will Tick An Extra Second Tonight
As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, today contains an extra second. GEOFF BRUMFIEL ... we developed super-accurate atomic clocks and computers. Since the 1970s, we've had to add leap seconds to keep our timepieces in sync with our wobbly planet.
June 30, 2015
The Internet survived the leap second
The extra second took place at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday so that we could sync up our watches ... they are telling the time correctly (like wristwatches, they have to be "rewound" every now and then). The IERS is an alternative to the atomic clock, which ...
June 30, 2015
World preps for Tuesday’s rare ‘leap second’
but Tuesday will be a longer day than usual thanks to the addition of a ‘leap second,’ a rare event designed to keep atomic time in sync with the Earth’s rotation. The second will be added at the end of the day, and will be the 26 th recorded leap ...
June 30, 2015