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  • If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He'll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He's Got -- And More

    02/24/2016 11:06:42 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 196 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has one option if he wants to win the Republican nomination. Tomorrow night, during a debate with Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Dr. Ben Carson, Cruz must clock Trump as hard as he can with his best rhetorical punch. He can't be lawyerly. He can't be civil. He has to get in the mud with Trump and pulverize him. There are three reasons for that. Rubio Will Never Drop Out... Rubio's going nowhere... Cruz Must Win More Than Texas On March 1, Or he's toast. Again, the fact that Rubio...
  • Looking for good digitally tuned radio with clock

    01/06/2016 7:58:02 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 76 replies
    Every couple of years I have a temper fit and smash a clock radio with my 22 oz. ball peen hammer. We just lost another one tonight. I sent the most recent one to Hell, with a nice taste of my anger. My wife will thank you all for a solid recommendation.
  • Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years

    01/04/2016 7:34:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies ^ | 1-2-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth's point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh's site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore's apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a result of greenhouse emissions. Less than a month remains in the countdown. Gore predicted, when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in "a true planetary emergency" within the next ten years unless drastic...
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time

    01/01/2016 8:10:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time Msgr. Charles Pope December 31, 2015 I open our New Year's Eve late night Mass (11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin Mass in one year and end in the next. New Year's Eve highlights the mysterious passage between years. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Thursday to Friday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. I might ask you, "What time is it?" You might reply, "It's...
  • 'Suspicious device' on NJ Transit bus was a clock, police say

    12/10/2015 8:43:48 PM PST · by arl295 · 12 replies
    NJ Advance Media ^ | December 10, 2015 | Alex Napoliello
    MARLBORO — The suspicious device that prompted an evacuation of an NJ Transit bus Thursday morning on Route 9 was a small travel clock, police said. The bus was on its way to Lakewood from Newark when Marlboro police stopped it at around 8:30 a.m. on Route 9 near Robertsville Road, said Jim Smith, a NJ Transit spokesman. As passengers were exiting the bus at various stops along the route, several people alerted the driver that they noticed a suspicious device on the lap of a man, Marlboro police chief Bruce Hall said. Hall said the man had just got...
  • There's a simple explanation for why liberals allowed "Ahmed the clock boy" to "punk" them

    10/23/2015 4:18:21 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Almost a month ago exactly I pointed out the narcissism of people who defended Ahmed the clock boy. It has progressed way beyond that, they're not just narcissists, they got punked too...Some have conjectured, perhaps wildly, that Ahmeds father is working on behalf of Islamist parties. Who knows? The reality is that the episode won him a meeting with major Islamist figures, like the prime minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu and the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir. In fact, Mohamed al-Hassan Mohamed wanted to challenge Bashir for the presidency in the 2010 elections, but the Butcher of Darfur, as the...
  • Ahmed Mohamed will move to Qatar (Clock Bomb Hoax Boy)

    10/20/2015 4:06:19 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 60 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 20, 2015 2:40 pm | Avi Selk
    After finally meeting President Obama last night, Ahmed Mohamed and his family plan to leave the United States for the foreseeable future. Schools from across the country have made offers to Ahmed since he was arrested at Irvings MacArthur High last monthhis homemade clock confused with a hoax bomb, transforming him into a symbol of perceived anti-Muslim bias. But apparently it was an offer from the Middle East that most intrigued the family. The Mohameds announced today that theyve accepted a foundations offer to pay for the 14-year-olds high school and college in Doha, Qatar, which Ahmed visited a few...
  • Ahmed Mohamed, Muslim teen detained for bringing homemade clock to school, heads to the White House

    10/19/2015 8:07:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/19/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    After Ahmed Mohamed was detained by police for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school because school officials thought it looked like a bomb, President Obama invited the tinkering Muslim teen to bring it to the White House. Cool clock, Ahmed, Obama wrote on Twitter. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. Its what makes America great. Despite the ninth-graders repeated insistence that the device was not a bomb, Ahmed was handcuffed and driven to a juvenile detention center, and police considered pressing charges against him over...
  • Cambridge teens can build their own clocks, just like Ahmed

    10/18/2015 3:12:48 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/17/2015 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Last month Ahmed, the teen who was arrested after teachers mistook a clock he built for a bomb, was invited to visit NASA, MIT, and the White House. Now the Cambridge Public Library is inviting the citys teens to Stand with Ahmed by learning to build their own clocks.
  • Ahmed Clock Kid Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur

    10/16/2015 10:56:43 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Ahmed Clock Kid Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur By Ian Tuttle October 16, 2015 Is anyone saving Darfur these days? You might remember Darfur. Just a few years ago, it was all the rage. There were t-shirts, postcards, and tote bags. There was an Amnesty International compilation album with songs by U2, Jackson Browne, and the Black Eyed Peas. There were baby onesies. Celebrities were all about saving Darfur. In April 2006, thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to urge the Bush administration to intervene. Among the speakers was George Clooney, who a few months later...
  • Ahmed Mohamed and Thomas Jefferson: A tale of two clocks

    10/16/2015 7:37:34 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2015 | Denise A. Spellberg
    A Texas teens journey from handcuffs to presidential handshakes reminds us how far some remain from understanding this nations founding ideals, a lesson a former president and inventor might help us understand even as 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed visits the White House at the invitation of President Obama. A month ago, the Irving, Texas, high school student was arrested for demonstrating ingenuity while Muslim by inventing a clock. Like Ahmed, Thomas Jefferson was an inventor. Coincidentally, he also helped imagine our concept of religious freedom. Jefferson, like the Texas teen, also loved a new gadget. In 1806, while a...
  • "Clock Boy" Ahmed's Dad: Incident Will "Spread Islam" In America

    10/15/2015 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, father of Clock Boy Ahmed, shared another 9/11 Truther Facebook post, only this time in Arabic, claiming that the clock incident will lead to spreading Islam in America.
  • Ahmed Mohameds School Discipline Problems Started Long Before His Clock

    09/29/2015 12:52:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News described Mohamed as having racked up weeks of suspension and pranking the classroom projector. His former Sam Houston Middle School 7th grade Texas History teacher, Ralph Kubiak, admitted that Mohameds First Amendment appeal when trying to wiggle out of trouble, although clever, backfired. The principal doled out Saturday detention. Retired, Kubiak admits a fondness for Mohamed yet dubbed him a weird little kid who could either wind up the CEO of a company or head of a gang. Kubiak recalls a chatty budding clockmeister. He just went on and on. Mohamed learned English as a second...
  • Judge Napolitano: Potential fraud if kids clock was purposeful hoax; electronics experts weigh in

    09/27/2015 6:11:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Sep 2015 | Tom Tillison
    The family of 14-year-old Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed is planning to take legal action against the school for calling police after a teacher discovered a “homemade clock” that looked eerily similar to an explosive device, while questions continue to be raised about whether the incident was a “purposeful hoax.” Amid comments from electronics experts who say it appears that Mohamed simply took apart a 1970s era alarm clock and reassembled it in a pencil box, Judge Andrew Napolitano said the family may face charges if the incident is proven to be a publicity stunt.“If this was part of a purposeful...
  • Obamas Cool Clock Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited

    09/25/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ace
    I suppose that headline is a bit optimistic -- the media is very good about suppressing stories that expose them as frauds; see the Gosnell coverage. But we're coming to a point where the media's continue refusal to acknowledge the obvious is going to become very embarrassing to them. IBD states the obvious. (I can't quote it because it's short, but it dispels so much of the previous myth-making here; do read it.) Suggesting, to me, that we're about to hit the moment of Peak Media Embarrassment is the fact that the tech community is now openly referring to this...

    09/25/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    is it me, or did anyone listening to the Pope speak, expect him to say "It's a-me, Mario!"? ****** "Pope Francis was named Time magazine's person of the year, and today he performed his first miracle he got people to buy Time magazine." Conan O'Brien******"Pope Francis revealed that he used to work as a nightclub bouncer. In the same interview he announced that on Tuesday night ladies get into heaven for free." Conan O'Brien******"According to new statistics, Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the Internet. And not only that, he has the most viewed profile...
  • Ahmeds Sister Admits School Suspension for Alleged Bomb Threat 3 Years Earlier

    09/24/2015 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/15 | Neil Munro
    The sister of the boy who brought a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas high school said she was suspended from a school in a prior bomb scare. Her suspension occurred in 2009 while she was attending middle school in the same district. Lesley Weaver, a spokeswoman for the district, said school officials cant release any information about the 18-year-old sisters episode because the Sudanese parents wont sign the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The school has already sent the form to the immigrant Sudanese parents, but they wont sign it, she said. The sister is named Eyman Mohamed. I...
  • Obama Blamed For Death Threats Against Police, Teachers in Muslim Student Clock Case

    09/22/2015 3:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irvings police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious briefcase clock to school last week.Mohameds claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made it...
  • Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

    09/23/2015 2:00:03 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/23/15 | Elizabeth Chuck
    The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit. His family said in a statement Wednesday that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district "because of religious...
  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohameds family planning trips to U.N. and Saudi Arabia

    09/22/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/22/15 | Valerie Strauss
    Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old pulled out of a Texas school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built was mistaken for a bomb, withdrew from MacArthur High in Irving, Texas or, rather, his father withdrew for him while he was in California visiting Google, according to a Texas newspaper. The family is headed to the United Nations and then, possibly, Saudi Arabia.
  • Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohameds Family Blocking Release of Records

    09/22/2015 6:04:23 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/22/15 | Kyle Shideler
    Last night, Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called clock were publicly available. Appearing on Glenn Becks The Blaze TV, Van Duyne noted how reporting on the interaction between Mohammed and police had been remarkably one-sided, in part because the Mohammed family refused to release records noting: As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has...
  • Clockmed Heads to UN

    09/22/2015 4:27:50 PM PDT · by wtd · 48 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Clockmed Heads to UNAhmed the clockmeister is going to the UN. The Pope, President, Obama, 97 world leaders and Clockmed. You just know this is Obamas skulduggery. I imagine every Muslim school student is dreaming up ways to scam the system in a similar fashion. Unbelievable. This makes 1984 look like a childrens story. The 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didnt make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation (Mark Steyn) The invented nothing. He took...
  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irvings police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious briefcase clock to school last week. Mohameds claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made...
  • 14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for 'hoax bomb', receives 3D printer from Microsoft

    09/21/2015 5:06:42 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 87 replies ^ | 09/21/2015 | Benedict
    14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who made headlines last week after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock into school, has already received praise from a number of familiar names such as Barack Obama and Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg. Now, to Mohameds further delight, tech giants Microsoft have pledged their allegiance to the whizz-kid in generous fashion. The multinational technology firm expressed their support for Ahmed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer.
  • Guy on YouTube makes pretty convincing case that Ahmeds clock invention is a fraud

    09/21/2015 11:30:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 70 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    You know . . . the one that looks like a suitcase bomb? I want to remind you of a story that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11, because it demonstrates something about how people process information theyre given. When the first of the Twin Towers collapsed, or so the story went, there was a man standing on the roof. As the building went down, the man surfed the building to the ground and walked away. This circulated for a couple of days and was widely accepted as true. But of course, it wasnt true. No one can surf a...
  • Here's the thing with the clock kid supporters...they are kind of narcissists.

    09/21/2015 11:11:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Even a broken clock like Bill Maher (pun intended) can be right twice a day...Maher points out that people thought Ahmed Mohamed's clock was mistaken for a bomb because it looks like a bomb. Of course he's right. When I was in high school there was an incident with a "bomb" in the boys locker room. Someone was rumored to have made an explosive device using a tennis ball with matches and some other stuff (I don't remember what) packed into it. That was before 9-11. With materials way more innocuous than what Ahmed had on him. I know liberals...
  • Bill Maher Does Not Stand With Ahmed Mohamed: Young Muslims Blow S--- Up (contains profanity)

    09/19/2015 7:41:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    Uproxx ^ | September 19, 2015 | Kimberly Ricci
    On Wednesday, the Internet rallied support for a bright 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed was proud of his invention, but school officials and police in Irvine, Texas, did not feel the same way. Ahmed found support from big leaguers like President Obama, who tweeted his well wishes, and the original clockmaster himself, Flavor Flav, who told the world to STOP clock blocking. Everyone loves Ahmed except for Bristol Palin and you guessed it Bill Maher. On Friday evenings episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, the host assured...
  • Video: The infamous Irving Texas clock--challenging the story's foundation

    09/20/2015 3:44:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2015
    The original story was about a controversial package in a school setting, but it was quickly claimed to be a homemade clock. If so, the clock itself (not the presentation) might be cool as the White House said. If not, the world may be propping up a plagiarist who flaunted the piece of crap in an intentionally controversial way (suppositions). This video challenges that the clock was homemade by showing a nearly identical package being prepared in about twenty seconds (screws and simple fasteners were excluded for brevity here).
  • Whats Your Nerd Skill?

    09/20/2015 7:03:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Its been a banner week for nerds:A science nerd purchased adeconstructed alarm clock on EBay and brought it to school for show-and-tell and couldnt figure out why everyone freaked out.Ahmed and his Midnight VisitorEven Bill Maher came down on the side of the school saying People at the school thought it might be a bomb because it looks exactly like a f*cking bomb, thus proving definitively that even a broken clock is right twice a day.Political nerds got into a macho fist fight at the GOP Mackinac Conference. (H/T to journ0list nerds covering the story: its Mack-in-Naw not Mack-in-Nack...
  • Police to review handling of Texas student handcuffed over clock

    09/19/2015 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2015 | Reuters
    Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. "One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was made, there would've been people who agreed with it and people who disagreed with it," police Chief Larry Boyd told CNN. The bespectacled ninth grader in a NASA T-shirt was led away in handcuffs from MacArthur High School on Monday after school officials discovered the clock. By Wednesday, the Dallas-area student...
  • The rules have changed. (vanity)

    09/18/2015 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Old rule: See something, say something. New rule: See something, consider the political correctness of the situation in its entirety, consult with local cultural groups, consult with your lawyer. And if everybody checks off on it, then say something.
  • Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

    09/18/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    ~SNIP~ In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist." "Just because of my race and my religion," he said, adding that when he walked into the room where he was questioned, an officer reclined in a chair and remarked, "That's who I thought it was." "I took it to mean he was pointing at me for what I am, my race," the freshman explained. Ahmed is not going back to MacArthur -- he's transferring to another school, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said. The family has not yet picked a new school for Ahmed, he...
  • Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qurans defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial

    09/18/2015 1:54:44 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 17, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qurans defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial ByPAMELA GELLER on September 17, 2015. When I first posted this story, I said it smelled fishy. Now it positively stinks. Does this look like a clock to you? And now the plot thickens. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster has a family with a history of supremacist stunts. One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic...
  • Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock previously battled Fla. Koran burner, has run for

    09/17/2015 9:13:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/17/15 | Nina Golgowski
    The apple doesnt fall far from the tree. The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country. Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how "proud" he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported. "Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated...
  • Texas: Muslim teen blames his BOMB HOAX on islamophobia, Obama invites him to White House

    09/16/2015 5:45:59 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 173 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    A Muslim teen bought a strange ticking device to his high school that set off alarms and fear. The student was detained for having what resembled a bomb. Officers said the clock and wires inside his Vaultz pencil case looked like a hoax bomb to them. When questioned about the device was, the student, Ahmed Mohamed, wouldnt answer. Now terror-tied Islamic groups like Hamas-CAIR, their media lapdogs and even President Obama are waging jihad against the school. This whole thing smells like a set-up. With ISIS in America, and young moderate Muslims are fleeing to Syria to join the terror...
  • 473 Days until Obama leaves office. We need an FR countdown clock.

    07/23/2015 8:37:27 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    473 days until liberty begins to be restored!
  • The most accurate clock ever made

    05/05/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | May 4, 2015 | Cathal O'Connell
    Scientists have succeeded in making a clock so precise it could tick for 15 billion years longer than the age of the Universe without gaining or losing a second. The new research, described in Nature Communications in April, sets a world record for timekeeping and is a three-fold improvement over the previous record, set by the same clock in Boulder, Colorado, last year. On a practical level, the optical lattice atomic clock Jun Ye and his colleagues at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology are developing could replace the caesium atomic clocks used in GPS systems,...
  • The world's most accurate clock: Scientists create way of measuring time [truncated]

    02/10/2015 5:53:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2015 | Richard Gray
    A clock that is so accurate it will lose just one second in 16 billion years has been created by scientists. The device, made using super-cooled atoms held within a lattice of laser beams, is around 1,000 times more precise than the atomic clocks currently used to define time. Researchers say clocks with this level of accuracy could open up new areas of science by allowing tiny changes fluctuations in the strength of gravity to be measured.
  • The clock that won't lose a second in five BILLION years - and is so sensitive it shows how gravity

    11/04/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    A new record-breaking atomic clock is so precise it neither loses nor gains a second in five billion years - longer than the age of the Earth. The 'strontium lattice clock' is 50% more accurate than the previous record holder, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) quantum logic clock. Researchers say the clock is so accurate, it can even reveal the effect gravity has on time.
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers' full comments regarding the 'war on women' narrative

    07/17/2014 3:15:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    On Sunday, I wrote an article about the GOP's poor messaging on the war on women narrative. I posted some comments from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., who said GOP men need to bring their messages down to a woman's level. Ellmers called me a liberal woman reporter and said I had taken her quote completely out of context. Below are her full comments from the event Friday, along with the audio of her segment. I have bolded the comments I used in my original post. "And we are, I will tell you that definitely at chairing the Republican Womens Policy...
  • 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
    Linky Here
  • 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...