The Internet of Everything: It's All in the Timing
For those of you who don't deal in scientific notation on a daily basis, this means — since it is on a logarithmic scale — that the frequency stability of GPS III's atomic clocks have the potential to be 10 times as stable as the IIF clocks, which ...
June 10, 2015
Ben Gilliland's book describes the universe as a 'cosmic LOAF' and 95% formed
Did you know that the universe has formed most of its stars, Earth is hit by a giant asteroid every 2,000 years and you would weigh seven billion tonnes on a pulsar? These are just some of the out-of-this-world facts revealed in a book by Ben Gilliland ...
June 2, 2015
An Idaho Statesman celebration: 150 years of news and change
"The Overland Mail arrived at about three o'clock this afternoon bringing a large number of extras from the office of the Daily Salt Lake Telegraph of April 15 bearing dispatches that President Lincoln and Secretary (William H.) Seward were both ...
July 26, 2014
Cardboard dreams: a day with an elderly Hong Kong woman who must ...
Dai is on her way to her next checkpoint: the Hung Hom cross-harbour bus station where she collects newspapers from commuters. In Hung Hom, Dai quickly bottles and cans for recycling. As the clock ticks 9.30am, Dai sits on the roadside and bundles ...
October 25, 2014
Smog to blanket capital this week after brief return of 'Apec blue'
However, the evanescent clear skies are set to again give way to pollution. From Tuesday, “light to medium” smog is forecast for the central and southern parts of northern China. Some areas of southern Beijing, central and southern Hebei and western ...
November 18, 2014
Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech
you run into limits. The truth is we've been modifying the technology every five or seven years for 40 years, and there's no end in sight for being able to do that," said Mayberry, vice president of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group ...
May 10, 2014
Weather and the garden: Tracking it is fun and useful, and there are gadgets ...
But more people than you would imagine step up to a wireless set with outdoor sensors that read high and low temperatures and humidity; with forecasts based on barometric pressure; and other geeky features. At home, I use Oregon Scientific ...
March 15, 2013
Annual NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar There were four of us, mature males who all remember having a crush on Annette Funicello, were seated around a table avidly discussing deviant behavior with a sometimes rapt mixed-gender audience. The four of us, loudly discussing deviant, and only occasionally aberrant behavior, were doctors: David Allan the world renowned creator of Allan Deviation or variance fame, Judah Levine, world renowned nuclear physicist and Father Time of NIST... And we were speaking loudly because that is what most men of our age do. Dr. David Allan frequently threw in quotes and anecdotes from his recently published book on time, It’s About Time , about which you will read more later. The NIST T&F Metrology Seminar is truly one of a kind, easily the best in the world for time and frequency metrology. There are so many exciting discoveries concerning time, which David Allan staunchly maintains is a purely human construct, and how time applies to our everyday lives, especially to GPS — all PNT systems actually — that it is impossible not to be...
The universe is a 'cosmic LOAF' and 95% of its stars have already formed: Book reveals astounding facts about the cosmos Ben Gilliland's book is called Science But Not As We Know It It details some amazing science taking place in the cosmos Once... These are just some of the out-of-this-world facts revealed in a book by Ben Gilliland called Science But Not As We Know It. In it, he describes some of the fascinating science in the universe that we know about so far and MailOnline has picked... 'They used the data to chart the history of star formation in the universe, and found that, in its early days, the universe was far more prolific in its star-forming activities than it has been in the last few billion years. 'In fact, the researchers concluded that 95 per cent of the universe's stars have already formed.
Dawn has yet to break as 79-year-old Dai Mui begins her daily routine: collecting cardboard boxes from a 24-hour convenience store near her home. They give me food that expired the day before, which cannot be sold anymore,” Dai smiles as she pushes her little four-wheeler up a short slope in Ho Man Tin. “They tell me not to give the food to others but I always secretly give some away to other old people who live alone like me. I get things due to luck so why not share it with others. Dai earns 70 cents for every 1kg of waste she collects. “I work every morning, every day of the week. I can earn HK$40 to HK$60 a day and I save it up to pay for my rent,” she says as she walks around in search of more cardboard. In a report published by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in 2006, 70 per cent of elderly interviewed collect waste due to economic reasons. The most common waste collected is cardboard (80. 2 per cent), followed by old newspapers (38. 5 per cent) and aluminium cans (35. 4 per cent). Dr Vivian Lou Wei-qun, the academic behind the HKCSS report, tells the South China Morning Post that there is so far no estimated number of elderly who collect waste as a living.
Teardown: Dissecting an under-the-weather weather station
Such is the case this time; the victim is La Crosse Technology's WS-811561-W indoor/outdoor temperature station with "atomic " time and ... The PCB in the middle, I'm guessing, handles "atomic clock" date and time functionality. In part, my presumption ...
December 16, 2014
Digital Wireless Weather Station with Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
Numerous features including a forecast icon based ... two-piece digital weather station a great way to stay informed. The station measures moon phases and both indoor and outdoor humidity levels, and also includes an atomic clock and calendar.
December 10, 2013
Digital Forecasting Units Can Be as Unpredictable as the Weather
Two companies that make digital gadgets--La Crosse Technology (www.lacrosse technology.com) and Oregon Scientific (www.oregonscientific.com)--sell compact home weather stations ... by a government atomic clock. They also came with wireless, supposedly ...
January 30, 2002