Pa. clockmaker restores family heirlooms
Clocks serenade him as he works at his scarred bench, restoring and repairing wooden cases and intricate brass movements, at peace. Not everyone would hear the harmony of steady ticking punctuated by chimes and cuckoos, but the owner of Steiger ...
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Why Make One 'Goosebumps' Movie When You Could Make All Of Them?
Ken Marino was cast today in Sony's Goosebumps movie, which will star Jack Black as author R.L. Stine and, from the bare-bones plot description, will see his most famous creation Slappy the living dummy unleash a bunch of monsters on a school. Fine, I ...
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3 Billion-Year-Old Sulfur-Eating Microbes May Be the Oldest Fossils Ever Found
What's the News: Geologists have found fossils of microorganisms from 3.4 billion years ago, which may be the oldest fossils ever uncovered. Since these microbes date from a time when Earth's atmosphere was still oxygen-free, astrobiologists could look ...
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How to Turn a Frog Egg Into a Robot's Artificial Nose
That's because e-noses use quartz rods designed to vibrate at a different frequency when they bind to a target substance. But this is not a foolproof system, as subtly different substances with similar molecular weights may bind to the rod, producing a ...
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How Top Watchmakers Intervene in Auctions
Watch magazines and retailers hailed the sale, at an auction in the lush Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the River Rhone. Omega trumpeted it Omega once equaled Rolex as a brand with appeal to both collectors and consumers, but in the 1980s, Omega sought ...
October 8, 2007
Earth Raised up Its Magnetic Shield Early, Protecting Water and Emerging Life
In South Africa, study leader John Tarduno and his team found quartz with iron tucked inside that had remained unchanged in all those years. Using a specially designed magnetometer and improved lab techniques, the team detected a magnetic signal in ...
March 5, 2010
Rock-Solid Science: A 6-Mile-Wide Space Rock Did Wipe Out the Dinosaurs ...
The team also based their conclusions on “shocked” quartz. Quartz is shocked when it is hit very quickly by a huge force; shocked quartz is found only at asteroid impact locations and nuclear explosion sites. The abundance of shocked quartz in the rock ...
March 8, 2010
Clocks serenade him as he works at his scarred bench, restoring and repairing wooden cases and intricate brass movements, at peace. Not everyone would hear the harmony of steady ticking punctuated by chimes and cuckoos, but the owner of Steiger Clock Shop does. Steiger , 75, examines a clock’s shiny innards arrayed before him: gears, shafts, precision crafted by masters more than a century ago. He’s redrilling a hole in a plate for a tiny bushing. “It’s not that soft (modern) stuff with a lot of lead in it. ”. His hands move steadily, like those of his clocks, patience born out of necessity. He carves an almost invisible bevel on one side of the bushing hole to create a countersink for lubricating oil. Based on the plate’s thickness and the hole’s diameter, he selects the correct bushing from a bushing gauge with tweezers. “One thing you don’t want to do is drop this one on the floor,” Steiger says. With a bushing stake and a small hammer, he taps the bushing into place. Because his pounding squashed the bushing’s aperture ever-so slightly, it’s now a fraction too tight. Out comes a cutting broach first, to shave off a microscopic layer from within the bushing, then a smoothing broach to polish out imperceptible marks in order for the gear to spin freely. “This is going to put the finishing touch to that bushing,” Steiger says.
Ken Marino was cast today in Sony's Goosebumps movie , which will star Jack Black as author R. L. Stine and, from the bare-bones plot description, will see his most famous creation Slappy the living dummy unleash a bunch of monsters on a school. But what the world has really needed for years is a slew of theatrical Goosebumps adaptations, working from the best, most demented works in Stine's vast library (don't talk to me about that low-budget TV show). Like anyone else born in the mid to late '80s, I basically learned to read with Goosebumps —and I certainly learned the art of the ridiculous last-chapter plot twist (in that way, they really were the Twilight Zone for a new generation). The first-ever Goosebumps book is just straight-up terrifying if you're an upper middle class family looking to move anywhere quaint. The premise is devastatingly simple: a family moves to a new home, and the brother and sister realize everyone else who lives there is dead, and once a year, they feast on the energy of the living fools who move into the empty property. The key is keeping everything realistic and low-key. One Day at HorrorLand A family gets lost driving and happens upon a strange theme park which traps them into a bunch of rides that keep very nearly killing them.
“People for many years, my lab especially, have been involved in work using Xenopus oocytes to express olfactory receptors,” said Laurence Zwiebel, professor at Vanderbilt University who was not involved in the study. ” [ LiveScience ]. Although e-noses have been around for a while–and are used to sniff out rotten food in production lines–they lack accuracy. That’s because e-noses use quartz rods designed to vibrate at a different frequency when they bind to a target substance. But this is not a foolproof system, as subtly different substances with similar molecular weights may bind to the rod, producing a false positive.
Luxuries: Designer cuckoo clocks, red clothes, accessories
One-day-movement Chalet-style cuckoo clock by August Schwer, $475 at cuckoo-palace.com. • Contemporary one-day wind cuckoo clock by Rombach and Hass Simple Line, $498.75 at clockshoppes.com. • One-day cuckoo wall clock by River City Clocks, $167.99 at ...
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River City Bird and Well Quartz Novelty Clock - German Chalet
This clock does not have a cuckoo ... Please see the River City Clocks Warranty Page for more information about the warranty. Blue bird moves back and forth. Man and woman swing back and forth on the pendulum swing. Accurate quartz movement.
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River City Five Maple Leaves and One Bird One Day Hand-Carved Cuckoo Clock
Please see the River City Clocks Warranty Page for more information about the warranty. Hand-carved by master craftsman in the Black Forest of Germany. All brass mechanical movement. Cuckoo bird cuckoos the hour at the top of every hour. Traditional five ...
December 10, 2013
Going cuckoo about real Swiss cuckoo clocks
What could come as a surprise however is learning that Switzerland is not in fact the home of the cuckoo clock and that many of the cheap quartz clocks on sale are ... It might sound un-Swiss that the movement inside Lötscher clocks is German, but there ...
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