Clock Full of Insects
These clocks often employ a pendulum that swings from side to side in a one-second arc, producing the familiar tick-tock sound. Early clocks displayed the time on the face of Modern clocks indicate these units of time with pointers that are called ...
March 27, 2015
Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton
In fact, Thomas Jefferson commissioned Simon to design and build a clock for a building at the modern-day University of Virginia. The Old State House in Boston also boasts a In the keeping room, the oldest part of the house built in 1745, there are ...
March 26, 2015
UNH basketball falls at buzzer to Albany
University of New Hampshire's Jaleen Smith drives to the hoop against Albany's Evan Singletary during the second half of Sunday's America East semifinal basketball game at Albany, N.Y. Albany won the game, 60-58. Ryan O'Leary/seacoastonline.com....
March 8, 2015
Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
The top of the hour is almost always striking from one clock or another, as the clocks – ranging from antique to modern – are mostly set at different times. “It's the sound and the mystique of Austrian open well wall clock in Steve Overstreet's ...
March 6, 2015
Japanese researchers built the most accurate clocks ever
Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese researchers have built a pair of clocks which they say are so accurate they will lose a second only every 16 billion years -- longer than the Earth has been around. "Cryogenic optical lattice clocks" are not pretty -- they look ...
February 23, 2015
Hampton voters shoot down $27.1 million budget
$75,000 to help construct a tower for the town clock; FAIL 856-1538. 40. $5,000 to help bring the Vietnam Veterans Moving Memorial Wall to Hampton Beach; FAIL 1050-1390. 41. Investigate using the town landfill to install solar panels; PASS 1784-603. 42....
March 10, 2015
Bringing Music Back Home
And while in recent decades, the emphasis in sound technology has all been on the personal and the portable, on evermore capacious iPods and headphones designed for music on the move, at last the pendulum is swinging back toward music as an If you ...
December 18, 2014
Tomorrow begins National Poetry Month, so I’d like to end my guest editing stint at Revolution John with seven poems to kick-start the party. Thanks to everyone who shares their work with us and to everyone who reads the pieces we publish. Good writing deserves good readers, and y’all are some of the best. EATING A SAUSAGE DOG WITH MY WIFE. lies flecked like birdseed. the atmosphere so crisp I’m sure. at the big sausage and bun,. in the wind—how surely silly. –Tim Suermondt. Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections of poems: TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL (New York Quarterly Books, 2010. ) He has poems published and forthcoming in Poetry, The... The Waiting #2. Since we don’t know anything yet. and we only know that there is. something in me. my mind starts making predictions. about what it is. (cancer). (probably still cancer). and that’s when it washes over me like ice. What if it didn’t start here. What if the cancer started.
“The letterpress printing is not as fine art, which exits to exit, but an art serves bigger than itself. ” By Yanshu Li. John Kristensen doesn’t possess a cell phone. What he does have is a letterpress printing shop in Boston named Firefly, a space filled with the smells of ink and cotton papers, with mechanical sounds when the machines he acquired 30 years ago are working. Kristensen took the bus from Summerville to his shop where he describes as “noisy with artists. “You can tell I overly fond the sound of my own voice,” he said, walking ahead smiling. Whether it was done out of kindness helping a young journalist, or was his own ardency for the craft, Mr. Kristensen introduced every machine in his shop, when sometimes his hands would touch them while talking. “It is a text in every letter in its own piece of metal,” he said, slightly touched the well-set typeface on the layout board. Then he paused for a moment, eyes gazing at the apparatus perching by the window in black, brown and grey, and said, “it came like a boat from blue in the mid-fifteenth century. In one decade there was no printing, and the next decade there was. It felt like seeing a time machine, and the pilot was a man who had silver hair and beard, and wore a taupe shirt and trousers with some dotted paint on as a uniform.
A clock is simply a device that measures time. Clocks vary in forms, sizes and shapes but all perform the same task-to tell time. Time readings were not accurate then, not until the discovery of mechanical and electrical clocks. A mechanical clock is composed of a set of gears, a spring and a weight that is responsible for the clock’s movement, while an electrical clock uses electricity or battery as a power source. Later on, modern technology introduced atomic and digital clocks and still continues to study for ways to improve it. Varieties of Clocks. A clock that displays the current time in different parts of the world is called a world clock. The most common clocks are those we see hanging on walls. These clocks are called wall clocks. Special clock parts are added to give extra feature to an alarm clock. A built-in alarm system causes the clock to automatically buzz or ring if a chosen time is up. Most alarm clocks can be seen in our bedrooms. Grandfather clocks are big clocks-usually 6 feet tall.