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Unraveling a knotty problem

Anniversary of the British Longitude Act of 1714, which offered a huge reward to anyone who could figure out how to assess longitude at sea. (The “Stars, Clocks & Stars” exhibition was first shown last year at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich ... March 13, 2015

Will the Apple Watch Eclipse the Classic Swiss Watch?

Like many smartwatches, Apple's is designed to let you quickly dictate responses to text messages, check the weather, find a child-friendly Ethiopian restaurant—things you'd normally rely on your smartphone to do. (Caveat: It doesn't . Dutchman ... April 16, 2015

USS Constitution Enters Dry Dock for Three Years of Repairs

Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard early Tuesday where the ship will be renovated for a scheduled maintenance availability originally scheduled in March but delayed due to the severe winter weather on the Northeast in the earlier part of the year.... May 19, 2015

Willem Lange: Time Marches On, and We Are Just the Keepers of the Clocks

day they often measured with water clocks. Maritime explorers — after scientists concluded the Earth was round, and rotated — had a keen interest in a new invention called longitude. For this determination, an accurate chronometer was by far the ... March 4, 2015

Newcastle's golden girl turns 80: A history of Northern Goldsmiths

“I have memories of how the golden clock and figure stood out more than it does now.” The company also made marine chronometers and in 1921 the explorer Ernest Shackleton placed an order for use in his ship Quest on his Antarctic expeditions.... May 19, 2015

'Storm Surge' revisits Sandy, looks to future hurricanes

Some animals' internal clocks follow a different drummer. July 14, 2015 . Artfully woven into Sobel's tale is a chronicle of the painstaking development of the computer simulations used to predict today's weather. Without such Although ... January 4, 2015

Map that misplaced Isles of Scilly and caused major maritime disaster to go on ...

by Liam Corcoran - A maritime atlas containing a mistake blamed for one of Britain's worst maritime disasters is set to go on sale for £18,000. The atlas, published by naval captain and surveyor Greenville Collins in 1693, wrongly positioned the Isles ... May 31, 2015

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Jackie Johnson's Weather Forecast (July 22)

Marine layer expected to produce some drizzle and clouds before a warm up over the weekend. Jackie Johnson with the July 22 weather forecast. July 16, 2015

Yorkshire being made to work hard for victory

Cue much appreciative applause from the North Marine Road crowd. Yorkshire folk love their Yorkshire ... Clarke, 19, played an innings of striking composure and he appears to be a player to watch. Steve Rhodes, the Worcestershire director of cricket ... July 22, 2015

The Florida Keys: How Did We Come to Destroy So Much of Paradise?

It helps protect us from the effects of tropical weather events, naturally filters ocean water to ... Coral coverage has declined 90 percent in the last 30 years under their watch. So when the state finally mandated the Keys to convert the majority of ... July 22, 2015

Fishing Plus: Fishing is hot as the temperatures

The Watch Hill reefs, lower Thames River, the Race, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River (Great Island), CTDEEP Marine Headquarters ... and the cooler days as hot weather makes catching them ... July 22, 2015

VIDEO: Learn about sharks, avoid being attacked in this week's Savannah How

There's a reason for that, says Chantal Audran, curator at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center ... attacks and ways to avoid possible encounters with the lion of the sea. Watch the video above for information and tips. Savannah How is a weekly video ... July 22, 2015

New Home Listings In Chattanooga Up 5.3%

Forecasting market trends can be as dicey as the weather, but with interest rates managing to remain ... of list price received at sale are two of the better understudies to watch this year." According to the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors ... July 22, 2015

She was very wild and evidently in distress”

From his position behind the wheel, John Johnson was ticking down the minutes to the end of his watch. For the helmsman of the Dei ... could make out the distinct shape of a hull and masts. “Ship off the port bow!” he yelled to second mate John Wright. July 22, 2015


Ships, Clocks and Stars at the National Maritime Museum

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Ships, Clocks and Stars at the National Maritime Museum