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  • New Super-Accurate Atomic Clock Tells Time Like No Other

    04/03/2014 6:09:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03 April 2014 | James Eng
    "It has an accuracy that's equivalent to about one second in 300 million years." - "If we've learned anything in the last 60 years of building atomic clocks, we've learned that every time we build a better clock, somebody comes up with a use for it that you couldn't have foreseen."
  • Doomsday Clock Set at 5 'Til Midnight (everyone can relax)

    01/16/2014 11:27:07 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 26 replies
    Live science ^ | January 14, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes until midnight, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today (Jan. 14). The clock is no doomsday device — rather, it's a visual metaphor for the danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe." Every year, the board analyzes international threats, particularly nuclear arsenals and climate change, and decides where the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock should rest. The closer it is to midnight, the closer the world is to doom. "As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean...
  • Does anybody really know what time it is? A meditation on the mystery of time.

    01/02/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I began our New Years Eve Late Night Mass (Which begins at 11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin this Mass in one year, and end in another. New Years Eve features the mysterious passage from one year to another. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Tuesday to Wednesday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. What time is it? It is 1:15. Simple! But time has mysteries about it.What is time? Some say it is merely a measure of change. But that...
  • (Cliff maker) Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax rates

    12/02/2012 2:26:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax ratesBy Molly K. Hooper - 12/02/12 12:37 PM ET House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Sunday repeated threats to file a “discharge petition” and force a House vote to extend current tax rates for households making under $250,000 a year. The Senate has already approved extending those rates, but the House GOP objects to the measure, instead calling for all of the expiring Bush-era tax rates to be extended across-the-board. In order to bypass the House majority party's right to schedule floor votes, the California Democrat would need to...
  • Proposed 4-dimensional crystal clock to keep perfect time even after the heat death of the universe

    09/25/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/25/12 | George Dvorsky
    Scientists say that a perpetual motion machine is physically impossible, but a research team at the University of California Berkeley has just outlined an idea that comes pretty damn close. By proposing a 4D "space-time crystal," the engineers have designed a device that would operate at its lowest quantum energy state and exhibit a clock-like persistence that would theoretically exist even after the universe is exhausted of all its energy, the so-called heat death. Normally, crystals are comprised of atoms that are arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Earlier this year, however, MIT's Nobel-prize winning physicist Frank Wilcze outlined...
  • FR, ahead of its time again!

    07/21/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 40 replies
    7/21/12 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well the system was brought back from its flirtation with oblivion a few days ago, but it appears the system time stamp is about a couple hours out of whack now. I'd seen it 15 minutes ahead; this is a new achievement being almost 2 hours in the future.
  • Watch The Internet 24 Hour Clock Being Built!...Waste Time Watching!

    05/03/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Internet ^ | 5/3/2012 | Me
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  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ moved one minute closer to ‘midnight’

    01/10/2012 1:55:41 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 10, 2012 | Doyle Rice
    Citing ongoing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, scientists moved the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday. The clock was moved from six minutes till midnight to five minutes to midnight. The clock is symbolic and has been maintained by the University of Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. The closer to a setting of midnight it gets, the closer it is estimated that a global disaster will occur. “It is five minutes to midnight,” the scientists said Tuesday. “Two years ago, it...
  • Pentagon-backed 'time cloak' stops the clock (briefly makes an event undetectable)

    01/04/2012 1:36:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/4/12 | AFP
    Pentagon-supported physicists on Wednesday said they had devised a "time cloak" that briefly makes an event undetectable. The laboratory device manipulates the flow of light in such a way that for the merest fraction of a second an event cannot be seen, according to a paper published in the science journal Nature. It adds to experimental work in creating next-generation camouflage -- a so-called invisibility cloak in which specific colours cannot be perceived by the human eye. "Our results represent a significant step towards obtaining a complete spatio-temporal cloaking device," says the study, headed by Moti Fridman of Cornell University...
  • Will “Mecca Time” replace Greenwich Mean Time?

    11/11/2011 6:51:39 PM PST · by americanophile · 64 replies
    Beliefnet ^ | 11/11/11 | Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
    The new tower on the skyline in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, looks incredibly like London’s Big Ben — and there’s a good reason. A number of Muslims are calling for Greenwich Mean Time — the standard by which the world sets its clocks — be replaced by official Mecca time. “This summer, the world’s largest clock began its first official duty: marking time during Ramadan in Mecca—Islam’s holiest city,” reports Salman Hameed writing for Religion Dispatches. ”This colossal clock bears a striking resemblance to Big Ben, and the tower that hosts it is six times taller than the British landmark, making...
  • Drug War Clock

    09/19/2011 7:30:21 AM PDT · by eastforker · 57 replies
    drugsense.org ^ | 9/19/2011 | various
    The U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010 on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second. Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy State and local governments spent at least another 25 billion dollars. Source: Jeffrey A. Miron & Kathrine Waldock: "The Budgetary Impact of Drug Prohibition," 2010. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People Arrested for Drug Law Offenses this Year Arrests for drug law violations this year are expected to exceed the 1,663,582 arrests of 2009. Law enforcement made more arrests for drug abuse violations (an estimated 1.6 million arrests, or 13.0 percent of the...
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Neil Munro
    An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/31/obama-clock-climbs-iphone-reference-app-chart/#ixzz1WeBEWaQX
  • Clock on SD's Brown County Courthouse broken

    02/24/2011 8:51:31 AM PST · by mrreaganaut · 8 replies
    Capital Journal ^ | Feb 24, 9:10 AM EST | AP
    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) -- The best-known timepiece in South Dakota's Brown County is frozen in time, and it has nothing to do with the cold weather.
  • National debt clock...

    12/28/2010 3:56:19 PM PST · by djf · 12 replies · 3+ views
    We are less than one day away from the national debt crossing 14T Of course, this is the debt that they admit to, not the unfunded liablities portions... The Gross National Debt
  • Algore's Ten Year Doomsday Clock Has Only Five Years Left To Go!

    02/02/2011 9:44:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 2/02/11 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, this is Mark. I'm glad you called, sir. Hello. CALLER: Mega dittos from ice-bound southeastern Pennsylvania. RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much. CALLER: Rush, I wanted to remind your audience that we just passed a very important anniversary. Your website has an Algore doomsday clock that's been counting down a prediction of his that we had ten years left to save the planet from a scorching, and last week we reached the halfway point on that countdown. RUSH: That is exactly right. I was afraid you were gonna tell me we've gone...
  • hey they fixed the clock!

    12/31/2010 4:49:49 PM PST · by isom35 · 24 replies
    cool to see the clock has been fixed.
  • What's with the date on FR?

    09/11/2010 5:36:14 PM PDT · by arkady_renko · 38 replies
    Total Vanity
    OK. Clock on my laptop switched to Sept 12 a while ago, and I notice the posts on FR are showing up as Sept 12. Somebody stealing Sept 11?I did take a nap - did I sleep through a day? Oh no...
  • Obama's Lie Clock

    08/22/2010 5:46:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-22-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    If you haven't I like getting really good jokes from people, and will share them every chance I get, here's another good one. A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, 'What are all those clocks?' St. Peter answered, 'Those are Lie-Clocks.Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move.' 'Oh,' said the man, 'whose clock is that?' 'That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she...
  • Hey Mods, FR's clock is fast

    08/20/2010 11:52:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 112 replies
    That is all Thank you
  • Saudis Hope Giant Clock Will Set 'Mecca Time' (It's Mecca Time)

    08/10/2010 1:42:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 100 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2010 | Yahoo News
    Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the world's largest clock begins ticking atop a soaring skyscraper in Islam's holiest city of Mecca. Saudi Arabia hopes the four faces of the new clock, which will loom over Mecca's Grand Mosque from what is expected to be the world's second tallest building, will establish Mecca as an alternate time standard to the Greenwich median. The clock is targeted to enter service with a three-month trial period in the first week of the holy month of Ramadan on or about August 12, according to...
  • Disaster in the Gulf: 48 Days and Counting ...

    06/07/2010 6:49:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies · 89+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 06, 2010
    FOXNews.com - June 06, 2010 Disaster in the Gulf: 48 Days and Counting ... The Obama administration claims it has been on top of the Gulf oil spill disaster since "day one." Here's a look at what the president and administration have been doing every day since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, triggering the massive spill. fox news The Obama administration claims it has been on top of the Gulf oil spill disaster since "day one." Here's a look at what the president and administration have been doing every day since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20,...
  • Mothers Against Debt Video

    05/18/2010 9:31:50 AM PDT · by 84rules · 1 replies · 157+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | May 18, 2010 | 84rules
    I did a search and didn't find "Mothers Against Debt" in any thread titles. Mothers Against Debt Video 84rules May 18, 2010
  • The Four-phase Transformation of America Behind Obama’s Wildly Racing Clock

    04/07/2010 5:47:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies · 645+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2010 | Marion Valentine
    The Obama Clock is racing ahead with the speed of light. On Monday, word went out to the world that the US would not use the nuclear option—even in self defense. Today comes the news that the White House will expunge the term “Islamic radicalism” from the lexicon of international terrorism. The Free World as we know it has already become an upsidedown one, where right is wrong and wrong is right. Marxists in office are creating chaos and blaming the chaos on those who dissent against them.
  • Dr Who Dalek Talking Alarm Clock – wake up to the sound of an angry alien

    03/10/2010 8:45:02 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 52 replies · 909+ views
    The Red Ferret Journal ^ | 3/10/10 | Nigel
    I don’t know, I’m thinking the only thing worse than being woken up by the ‘exterminate’ of this Dr Who Dalek Talking Alarm Clock thing, would be if it rolled up to your bed and shoved the sink plunger into your eyeball repeatedly until you made a move for the bathroom. Man, masochism comes in strange shapes nowadays, that’s for certain. $37.15. At 25 centimetres tall, this golden replica of those dastardly Daleks features an alarm clock with LCD display set into the Dalek’s chest. When the alarm goes off, your Dalek’s ears and eyes (we thought they were...
  • Tick Tock, Back An Hour Goes The Clock

    10/31/2009 11:04:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,963+ views
    "I completely forgot that I get an extra hour of that precious, precious thing called sleep tonight. Since I'm probably not the only forgetful Lucy around, here's a reminder to set your clocks back and snooze a bit longer."
  • $12,000,000,000,000.00

    08/26/2009 12:24:16 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    We’re about to reach a new milestone on the road to ruin: the national debt will soon pass the $12 trillion mark. If you REALLY want to get exercised over this issue, I highly recommend that you periodically visit the U.S. Debt Clock Online. It’s like riding in an insane taxi with dozens of meters running.
  • The Obama Countdown Clock

    02/10/2009 2:32:17 PM PST · by BillJones7 · 26 replies · 1,955+ views
    This made me feel a little bit better... just a little bit though. It's hard to believe that the Obama phase will ever end...
  • U.S. Debt Too Big For National Debt Clock

    10/07/2008 3:22:22 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 1,737+ views
    MSNBC and Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 08 | Brian Williams
    The National Debt Clock, launched in 1989 when the nation's debt was less than $3 trillion, cannot keep pace with the growing national debt, now at more than $10 trillion. VIDEO
  • Stephen Hawking to unveil strange new way to tell the time

    09/28/2008 6:14:20 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 25 replies · 1,459+ views
    Prof Stephen Hawking is to unveil a remarkable £1 million clock with no hands that pays tribute to the world's greatest clockmaker. One clock made by the legendary John Harrison, the pioneer of longitude, took 36 years to build and he was still calibrating it when he died at his home in London on March 24, 1776, his 83rd birthday. The Corpus Clock will be unveiled by Prof Stephen Hawking The Corpus Clock will be unveiled by Prof Stephen Hawking The Corpus Clock has been invented and designed by Dr John Taylor for Corpus Christi College Cambridge for the exterior...
  • Star Watch - Archaeologists Discover A "Cosmic Clock"

    05/25/2008 8:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 202+ views
    Tenerife News ^ | 5-24-2008
    Star watch - Archaeologists discover a “cosmic clock” Overcrowded in their lower reaches they might be, but the Canary Islands still possess some solitary mountain wilder-nesses, places little visited thanks to their rugged inaccessibility, and which have hardly changed since they were frequented by the pre-colonial aboriginal islanders. And traces of their presence are still turning up, often in the form of petroglyphs, enigmatic scratched marks on rocks and boulders which held some special significance about which we can only guess today. The latest find is, say archaeologists, one of the most exciting. They are calling it a cosmic clock,...
  • Obama Intent on Running Out the Clock

    05/02/2008 1:37:56 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 72+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2nd, 2008 | Carl Leubsdorf
    Barack Obama looks like the quarterback of a football team intent on running out the clock to preserve its lead in a championship game. By spurning future debates, he seeks to prevent giving rival Hillary Clinton a way to change the course of the game. He is playing it safe to avoid a mistake that could erase the small but firm margin he built through the first three quarters. As football fans can attest, that's often risky strategy. It has left him on the defensive, trying to contain the recurring flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and fend off rivals'...
  • Officials Question Value Of Daylight Savings Time (Report - Changing The Clock Doesn't Save Energy)

    03/08/2008 4:24:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 91 replies · 1,666+ views
    Officials Question Value Of Daylight Savings TimeReport Says Changing The Clock Doesn't Save Energy UPDATED: 1:44 pm MST March 8, 2008 FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- It not only costs most people an hour of sleep, now officials and researchers are questioning the value of daylight savings time. Daylight savings time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m. Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead tonight. The concept was first put forward by Benjamin Franklin, as a satire, during a visit to Paris. He wrote that fewer candles would be used if people got up earlier and went to bed earlier....
  • Putting The Clock Back 10,000 Years (UK)

    02/03/2008 4:40:56 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 157+ views
    Hoovers - WDP ^ | 2-3-2008 | Western Daily Press
    Putting the clock back 10,000 years 02/02/2008 12:29:48 AM EST WESTERN DAILY PRESS Chock-full of famous Roman Baths, Celtic kings, Georgian crescents and Jane Austen, the history of Bath already ran to quite a weighty tome. But archaeologists admitted yesterday that two new chapters would have to be written after amazing discoveries made while a new sewer was being dug. At the very depths of the site of a new GBP350 million shopping centre in the heart of the ancient city, archaeologists found new evidence that extends the history of the city thousands of years further back. The archaeologists found...
  • Turning Back Time To York 1300 (England)

    03/23/2007 1:30:51 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,087+ views
    York Press ^ | 3-23-2007
    Turning back time to York 1300 By Press reporter RESEARCHERS from York Archaeological Trust have identified a remarkable artefact which shows that in 1300, York was at the forefront of science and engineering. The object, a small circular copper-alloy disc, was discovered during excavations on the site of the former York College For Girls in Low Petergate. It has been cleaned to reveal an abbreviated Latin inscription around its edge - SIGNUM ROBERTI HOROLOGIARII - which translates as "The seal of Robert the clockmaker". What makes the discovery exceptional is the fact that early historical records indicate that the first...
  • Climate resets 'Doomsday Clock'

    01/17/2007 8:40:12 AM PST · by Westlander · 15 replies · 590+ views
    BBC ^ | 17 January 2007 | BBC
    Experts assessing the dangers posed to civilisation have added climate change to the prospect of nuclear annihilation as the greatest threats to humankind. As a result, the group has moved the minute hand on its famous "Doomsday Clock" two minutes closer to midnight.
  • No Wonder

    12/11/2006 8:32:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies · 1,005+ views
    self | Dec 11, 2006 | swampsniper
    Is it just me, or does anyone else see the average post on this forum getting closer to the crap on the Maury Povitch Show, day, by day! FR is becoming trite and banal, and politically correct. I don't know how to stop it, but I damn sure won't play along!
  • Smashing the Clock

    12/07/2006 4:10:28 PM PST · by Arthalion · 26 replies · 1,118+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/7 | Michelle Conlin - BusinessWeek Online
    No schedules. No mandatory meetings. Inside Best Buy's radical reshaping of the workplace --- At most companies, going AWOL during daylight hours would be grounds for a pink slip. Not at Best Buy. The nation's leading electronics retailer has embarked on a radical--if risky--experiment to transform a culture once known for killer hours and herd-riding bosses. The endeavor, called ROWE, for "results-only work environment," seeks to demolish decades-old business dogma that equates physical presence with productivity. The goal at Best Buy is to judge performance on output instead of hours. Hence workers pulling into the company's amenity-packed headquarters at 2...
  • Let’s Stop Mike DeWine’s Election Clock -- TOMORROW (Vote Bill Pierce for Senate!)

    05/01/2006 4:27:46 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 31 replies · 697+ views
    DeWine Campaign Web Site ^ | May 1, 2006 | DeWine Campaign Web Site
    Here is the Election Countdown Counter at Mike DeWine's campaign site as it appears today, May 1 (go to bottom of page): It's one thing, if you're Mike DeWine, to be looking forward to the general election on November 7. It's another to be so confident of a primary victory that you use a clock that counts down to the general election. But it's beyond belief, after getting your CLOCK CLEANED (so to speak) three out of five times in ballot-based county endorsement meetings (eking out one tie and one win), to not even acknowledge that there's a Primary Election...
  • Start of New Year to be delayed -- by a second (must add Leap second to all clocks)

    12/26/2005 8:36:42 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 47 replies · 880+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | December 26, 2005 | CTV.ca News Staff
    2005 will last a little longer than usual -- one second to be precise. A leap second will be added into the world's clocks just before midnight to match up the clocks with the earth's rotation. This will be the first leap second in seven years and the 23rd since 1972 when an international timekeeping agreement was signed. Leap seconds are necessary because modern atomic clocks are extremely accurate while the earth's rotation has been slowing down because of tides. The clocks establish the official time, which is known as Coordinated Universal Time, for the world. Atomic clocks use electromagnetic...
  • Tehran Hits the Big Time (world’s biggest clock )

    06/11/2005 10:25:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 34 replies · 915+ views
    humanflowerproject ^ | June 9, 2005
    Tehran Hits the Big Time Iran’s new floral timepiece knocks Big Ben down a peg. My tasteful new Danish wristwatch should have come with a monocle, its sleek design minimizing such features as which hand is the big hand and which direction it’s pointing. Not a problem if you happen to be cruising down Tehran’s Hemmat-Modarres Freeway. There, the world’s biggest clock was unveiled Tuesday. The “Flower Clock which measures 15 meters in diameter and weighs 750 kgs was installed at a cost of six hundred million rials” (about $67,000). The diameter of the new clock is twice that of...
  • World's Longest-Married Couple Clock Up 80 Years

    05/31/2005 7:08:28 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 8,125+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2005 | Nick Britten
    World's longest-married couple clock up 80 years By Nick Britten (Filed: 01/06/2005) When Percy and Florence Arrowsmith walked down the aisle as husband and wife, the Queen had yet to be born and an obscure former German soldier called Hitler had set out his thoughts in Mein Kampf. Percy and Florence Arrowsmith at home in Hereford yesterday Today, as they celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary, they will write their own little piece of history by becoming the world's longest-married couple. The obvious question - how on earth they do it - is one Mr Arrowsmith, 105, and his 100-year-old wife...
  • The most accurate clock of all time

    05/19/2005 4:00:45 PM PDT · by billorites · 53 replies · 1,347+ views
    New Scientist ^ | May 18, 2005 | Paul Marks
    IF TIME waits for no man, then neither does human ingenuity in measuring its passing. Throughout history, more stable and accurate clocks have led to advances in communications and navigation. Now a clock 1000 times more accurate than any of its predecessors has set another benchmark, and could even be used to create a more precise definition of how long a second is. The new clock is a variant on the atomic clocks that appeared in the 1950s. Atomic clocks usually work by measuring the frequency at which atoms resonate. For instance, the outer electrons of a caesium-133 atom resonate...
  • Chip-scale atomic clock

    08/30/2004 3:56:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,284+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | 8/28/04
    The heart of a minuscule atomic clock---believed to be 100 times smaller than any other atomic clock---has been demonstrated by scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), opening the door to atomically precise timekeeping in portable, battery-powered devices for secure wireless communications, more precise navigation and other applications. Described in the Aug. 30, 2004, issue of Applied Physics Letters, the clock's inner workings are about the size of a grain of rice (1.5 millimeters on a side and 4 millimeters high), consume less than 75 thousandths of a watt (enabling the clock to be operated...
  • Paris Turns Back Clock to Mark Liberation (Aug. 25, 1944)

    08/25/2004 12:56:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 902+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/04 | Elaine Ganley - AP
    PARIS - Ceremonies that drew thousands of people into the streets culminated with a solemn tribute to the heroes of the liberation at Paris City Hall — followed by a jubilant outdoor ball. The liberation "shook France and renewed hope in the world," said President Jacques Chirac in an address at City Hall, where he decorated veterans and Resistance members. The liberation was "an essential step in the capitulation of the Nazi regime," and through it, "France found its place in the world," Chirac said. Before a crowd of thousands, and intermittent rain, he stressed the need to transmit the...
  • Got The Time?

    08/13/2004 3:18:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Bio.com ^ | 8/13/04
    08/13/04 -- A look inside a wristwatch reveals that timekeeping is a complex affair, involving the coordination of mechanical parts providing the impulses and feedback needed to achieve precisely recurring movement. Biological clocks are equally complex, regulated by a network of genes and transcriptional factors that interact to stabilize the rhythms of numerous physiological systems. Unlike the wristwatch, however, there is no visible readout or display showing an individual's body time, a lack which has stood as one of the major barriers to realizing the promise of chronotherapy, which seeks to deliver drug treatments at optimal body times.A new study...
  • CA: Clock is running down on two anti-lobbying bills (Burton blocking floor votes)

    08/12/2004 9:51:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/12/04 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - Sacramento's most powerful Democrat is trying to quietly kill a pair of bills backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would crack down on special-interest influence in the state Capitol. With less than three weeks left in the Legislature's two-year session, Senate President Pro Tem John Burton said Wednesday that he would continue to block the measures, which would temporarily stop campaign consultants from lobbying the politicians they helped put in office. ``They're dead,'' Burton said of the bills. After the bills won support in the Assembly and a key Senate policy committee, Burton redirected them -- against the...
  • CA: Clock ticks on funds for Bay Bridge

    08/05/2004 8:38:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 341+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/5/04 | Mike Adamick
    With a $2.5 billion overrun on the new span and only about $140 million left in the bank, the Bay Bridge project is in danger of running out of money before a solution to the funding gap is found. Caltrans was expected to brief the California Transportation Commission today on the span --now estimated to cost $5.1 billion, according to a draft Caltrans budget document -- but agency spokesman David Anderson said Wednesday the status report has been postponed until next month. That has put the link between Oakland and San Francisco in legislative limbo. Legislators are waiting for Caltrans...
  • CA: Clock is ticking on lawmakers

    08/05/2004 8:29:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 196+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/5/04 | Jim Hinch
    SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers and lobbyists dashed around the Capitol's fourth floor Wednesday, bending ears, cutting deals, pleading for help to pass 499 bills before the Senate and Assembly appropriations committees. "OK. We've gone through 56 bills and we've got 173 to do," the Senate Appropriations chairwoman Dede Alpert, D-San Diego, said four hours into her hearing. The crowd in Room 4203 sighed like a leaking balloon. So many bills. So little time. As the Legislature reconvened Wednesday for the first time since passing a hard-fought budget, it felt the pressure of the clock ticking toward the end of the 2003-04...
  • Don't Forget to Set Those Clocks Ahead!

    04/03/2004 7:16:57 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 31 replies · 324+ views
    April 3, 2004
    If you have to, set those clocks ahead or you might be late.
  • Daylight-Saving Time Is Back (AP Sees Into the Future - LOL!)

    04/03/2004 12:39:21 PM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 256+ views
    AP ^ | April 3, 2004
    Daylight-Saving Time Is Back Apr 3, 2004 The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Daylight-saving time has returned. For most Americans, that meant setting clocks one hour ahead Saturday night. The official change came at 2 a.m. local time. Folks who forgot were an hour late Sunday for church, work or other events. Daylight-saving time lasts until Oct. 31. Safety officials suggest the annual ritual also is a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors to ensure they will work if needed. Some parts of the country don't observe daylight-saving time: Arizona, Hawaii, the part of Indiana in the Eastern...