Rare antique lamps, clocks, coin-ops and more will be at Fontaine's three ...
Two clocks are expected to find new owners for $5,000-$7,500 each. One is a Pennsylvania tall case clock, 105 inches tall, having a 14-inch painted iron dial with center seconds sweep and a pendulum signed and dated “L. Masgreave, 1797.” The other is a ...
June 15, 2015
Will the Apple Watch Eclipse the Classic Swiss Watch?
WILL SHE BE, like, “Huh?” Lately, I've been thinking about how my daughter will react when I eventually give her one of my impressively fancy mechanical watches, the first of which I received from my parents when I graduated from college. She's only ...
April 16, 2015
Kovel: Secrets of mystery clock revealed
The most famous mystery clock had a figure, often a goddess, who held a long pendulum that swung for no obvious reason. She stood on a circular A: Your Army transport truck with the Buddy "L" bar and circle logo embossed on the door was made from ...
May 15, 2015
Stability equals playoff appearances
Following a penalty the Cowboys missed a field goal, giving Green Bay great field position to go the other way and kick a field goal as the first-half clock expired. A six-point swing in a contest the home team would win by five points: Sour for the ...
January 14, 2015
Homeless Kids' Letters To Santa Remind Us Not Everyone Will Have A Happy ...
Not every child will wake up on Dec. 25 to a mound of presents under the Christmas tree. Some won't even wake up with a permanent roof over their head. Youth homelessness in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels. According to a report released last ...
December 15, 2014
11 Remarkable Holiday Gifts Literally Made From Detroit's Trash And ...
Some people look at the thousands of abandoned, crumbling homes in Detroit and see ruin and despair. Others see an opportunity. Most Detroiters are creative by necessity, finding ways to spark big ideas with little fuel. The artisans below have taken ...
December 12, 2014
Japan clocks keep time for 16 billion years
"Cryogenic optical lattice clocks" are not pretty -- they look more like giant stripped-down desktop computers than ordinary wall clocks -- but they are so precise that current technology cannot even measure them. It then measures the frequency of ...
February 23, 2015
"Cryogenic optical lattice clocks" are not pretty -- they look more like giant stripped-down desktop computers than ordinary wall clocks -- but they are so precise that current technology cannot even measure them. The research team led by Hidetoshi Katori, a professor at the University of Tokyo, believes it has taken the technology way beyond the atomic clocks that are currently used to define the "second". It then measures the frequency of the vibration of the atoms, using them like "the atomic pendulum," according to the study. Researchers connected the two clocks for a month, and estimated that it would take some 16 billion years for them to develop a one-second gap. That is significantly more accurate than the caesium atom clock, used to define "one second", which can develop a one second error every 30 million years, they said.
March 10 is the 70th anniversary of the Great Tokyo Air Raid. Although Tokyo was bombed more than 100 times from November 1944 to the end of the war, the firebombing centered on the Shitamachi district in the early hours of March 10, 1945, was by far the most devastating air raid on the capital. More people were killed in the indiscriminate firebombing of March 10 than in the immediate aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After the war, while Hiroshima and Nagasaki became symbols of Japan’s suffering and the peace movement, the Great Tokyo Air Raid was virtually excluded from public discourse. Hardly anyone wrote about the air raids that reduced the capital and most of Japan’s other cities to ashes, and the few articles that did appear in newspapers attracted little interest. For a quarter of a century after the war, while memorial services were held every year on August 6 and 9 for the victims of the atomic bombings and covered widely in newspapers and on television, the devastating firebombing campaign over Tokyo and... While school textbooks, novels, poetry and films memorialized the atomic bombing and its victims, silence reigned with respect to the firebombing raids.
The result could shed light on the nature of superconductivity and could also lead to better-engineered superconducting circuits for applications like quantum computing and ultralow-power computing. "We were able to use this knowledge to make larger-area devices, which were not really possible to do previously, and the yield of the devices increased significantly," says Yachin Ivry, a postdoc in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics, and... Ivry works in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group, which is led by Karl Berggren, a professor of electrical engineering and one of Ivry's co-authors on the paper. Among other things, the group studies thin films of superconductors. And a computer chip built from superconducting circuits would, in principle, consume about one-hundredth as much energy as a conventional chip. "Thin films are interesting scientifically because they allow you to get closer to what we call the superconducting-to-insulating transition," Ivry says. Specifically, Ivry studied niobium nitride, a material favored by researchers because, in its bulk form, it has a relatively high " critical temperature "—the temperature at which it switches from an ordinary metal to a superconductor. But like most superconductors, it has a lower critical temperature when it's deposited in the thin films on which nanodevices rely.
Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton
The clock face, usually brass, was imported from England. The cases were typically made by local cabinetmakers. In the keeping room, the oldest part of the house built in 1745, there are a multitude of small 30-hour clocks, called Grafton Wall Clocks.
June 17, 2015
As we neared the metal door marking the ... the woman’s hostile look, the wall concealing me from her sight. There I lay, my faith that my father would return for me slowly diminishing with each tick of the clock. Finally, just before I bolted back ...
June 8, 2015
DIY designer wall clock
DIY designer clocks are an inexpensive Spring, pretty-up project for your home or work space. All you need is a clock that comes apart and a printed image of your choice. I created four clock designs I can change out and decorate my craft/sewing room with.
March 26, 2014
Galvanized Metal Square Framed Wall Clock Roman Numerals
Features Wall clock measures 36 inches x2 inches x36 inches Fade brown in color Crafted of metal Are you tired of those obvious wall clocks and wish to try something different yet stylish? If yes, then this creative wall clock is certainly for you.
December 10, 2013
Swing Clock Movement
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May 17, 2013
A DUTCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD WALL CLOCK 'ZAANSE STOELKLOK'
flanked by a spirally turned column to each side, brass movement with spoked wheels mounted between three strips, alarm work mounted to the side, countwheel strike on bell, rosewood veneered shaped backplate; three pear shaped weights, pendulum
March 22, 2011
Creative Perched Owl Metal Art Pendulum Wall Clock
Hand crafted from recycled metal materials, the clock takes on a uniquely artistic shape as a charming owl perched on a fall branch. The body of the bird forms the clock face for a quartz clock movement with a tail-shaped pendulum swinging below.
September 7, 2010