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  • Daylight Saving Time 2012: Time to Set Clocks Back This Weekend.

    11/03/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sat, Nov 3, 2012 | ABC News
    You'll lose an extra hour of light but gain an hour back this weekend as daylight saving time officially ends. As standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, it's time to "fall back," so set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time is mandated by governments, which instituted the time switch during World Wars I and II to save energy and resources for the war effort. Previously, daylight saving time was observed in the United States from April until mid-October.
  • 60% of doctors punch time clocks for first time (Israel)

    02/02/2012 3:12:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/2/12 | Judy Siegel Itzkovich
    Hundreds of physicians have said they would refuse to comply, even though it could mean the loss of overtime payment. Starting on Wednesday, the nation’s hospital doctors are required to punch time clocks, or register their start and end of work, via a special cellular phone program. This implements a section of the Israel Medical Association agreement with the government reached last August. Earlier this week, the Health Ministry issued instructions to all hospital directors that they introduce work-monitoring systems. The ministry said on Wednesday night that 60 percent of government hospital doctors, and a similar rate in Clalit Health...
  • Mount Etna eruption closes airports and 'knocks clocks 15 minutes fast'

    07/13/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 8:42 AM on 11th July 2011
    Sicilians, meanwhile, were quick to blame the volcano after thousands noticed that their clocks were running 15 minutes fast. The fast forward time keeping has affected a wide spectrum of digital clocks and watches - from computers through to alarm clocks. It was spotted when large numbers of locals started turning up for work early, and a Facebook page was organised for those involved to compare notes Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013145/Mount-Etna-eruption-closes-airports-knocks-clocks-15-minutes-fast.html#ixzz1S0p6usAr
  • Alarm Clocks Blow up at Ikea Stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands

    05/31/2011 8:02:20 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 5/31/11 | AFP
    Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks detonated at Ikea furniture stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, Belgian authorities said Tuesday. The explosions in stores in the Belgian city of Ghent, Lille in northern France and Eindhoven in The Netherlands caused no damage or injuries. "The information we have is that the explosions happened the same way in all locations, with booby-trapped alarm clocks that had been hidden exploding," according to An Schoonjans, spokeswoman for Ghent prosecutors.
  • How Does an Atomic Clock Work?

    06/26/2010 1:07:05 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | 6/21/2010 | Adam Hadhazy
    Timekeeping can be as simple as counting "one Mississippi, two Mississippi . . ." prior to blitzing in backyard football, or tracking the back-and-forth swings of a pendulum in a grandfather clock. In both cases, the trick is counting the intervals of something that occurs repeatedly with as little variation as possible. A pendulum swing, say, or a 'Mississippi' just about equates to a second, the unit of timekeeping that as we know comprises minutes and hours. But even the best mechanical pendulums and quartz crystal-based clocks develop discrepancies. Far better for timekeeping is the natural and exact "vibration" in...
  • Daylight Saving Time ends ... for four short months

    10/27/2009 1:59:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 102 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wallet Pop ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Aaron Crowe
    Finally, America -- or most of it -- will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time ends. And the scam that we'll be more productive and save money on electricity bills because there was an extra hour of daylight will be put on hiatus until next spring. The only good things about turning the clock back an hour before going to bed Saturday night is that you'll get an extra hour of sleep, and it's a good reminder to change the batteries on smoke alarms. Otherwise, this whole dance about saving money is a waste...
  • Spring Forward on Sunday

    03/07/2009 6:33:51 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 49 replies · 942+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 7, 2009 | KRNV-TV
    At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, the time will officially change to 3 a.m. Don't forget to change your clocks before going to bed Saturday night.
  • Tonight we turn back the clocks

    11/01/2008 6:32:54 AM PDT · by IM2MAD · 32 replies · 2,435+ views
    Just a reminder to turn your clocks back one hour before you hit the sack tonight. Sleep an hour later tomorrow.
  • Stephen Hawking unveils the most morbid, amazing $1.8m clock you'll ever see

    09/20/2008 11:35:10 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 71 replies · 279+ views
    The bizarre Corpus Clock visually explains that it relies on grasshopper escapement to function, and to let you know that time can never be regained once lost, that beast on top actually gobbles down time every 60th second. Oh, and every hour, on the hour, the sound of a "chain dropping into a wooden coffin" is played to really pound home the "time is a destroyer" concept. Thanks for the reminder, Dr. Grim.
  • When we change our clocks

    10/21/2007 8:47:20 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 16 replies · 8,736+ views
    Webexhibits ^ | Unknown | unknown
    When we change our clocks Beginning in 2007, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment. Spring forward, Fall back During DST, clocks are turned forward...
  • Added Ticktock of the Clock Restarts Time Debate

    12/25/2005 8:52:00 PM PST · by indcons · 26 replies · 751+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 26, 2005 | Guy Gugliotta
    Time marches on, but Earth is falling behind. The solution again this year is to add a "leap second" as 2005 ticks away, so Earth can catch up with the atomic clocks that have defined time since their unerring accuracy trumped the heavens three decades ago. This will be the first leap second in seven years, and its arrival will be closely watched by physicists and astronomers enmeshed in a prolonged debate over the future of time in a world increasingly dominated by technology. Some experts think the leap second should be abolished because the periodic, but random, adjustment of...
  • Say goodbye to daylight-saving time (Set your clocks back 1 hr tonight)

    10/29/2005 8:25:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 117 replies · 3,485+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2005 | News
    WASHINGTON -- Prepare to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night because Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end. Daylight Savings officially ends at 2 a.m. on October 30th. Federal law does not require states to observe Daylight Savings, but those that do must abide by the rules. From 1986 to 2006 the period has been the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. In August of this year, Congress passed a bill extending Daylight Savings. Starting in 2007, it will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in...
  • Reminder: Spring Forward (Daylight Savings Time)

    03/30/2005 11:17:47 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 131 replies · 4,567+ views
    30 March 2005 | PetroniDE
    HERE WE GO AGAIN.... Reminder to move clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Those of you in Hawaii, Arizona, and most of Indiana --- Never mind.
  • Time to set the clocks back to standard time

    10/30/2004 4:40:43 PM PDT · by demoRat watcher · 69 replies · 1,547+ views
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid nippy autumn air and a gathering of Halloween ghosts and goblins, most of the nation is preparing to set clocks back an hour with the return of standard time. The clocks change officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will do it before going to bed Saturday night. That shifts an hour of light from evening to morning as trick-or-treaters make their rounds Sunday night. Daylight-saving time returns the first Sunday in April 2005.
  • Time on a Chip: The Incredible Shrinking Atomic Clock

    09/30/2004 8:14:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 4,996+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 30, 2004 | IAN AUSTEN
    PEOPLE who are pressed for time often complain that clocks rule their lives. But for most electronic devices, the claim is absolutely true. Vibrations from tiny quartz crystals act like a metronome, producing precise time pulses that, among other things, keep the various operations of microchips in step. Variations of quartz oscillators are used in everything from the least expensive digital wristwatch to complex battlefield navigation gear. But various external factors, particularly heat, can alter the precision of their time beats. Atomic clocks, which rely on the oscillations of atoms, not quartz crystals, are far more precise. But the smallest...
  • When Changing Clocks This Weekend, Change Batteries Too

    04/02/2004 6:01:00 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 4 replies · 139+ views
    Vanity Press | 4/2/04 | Moi
    It's that time of year again...time to change clocks for most of the US...take a moment to also change batteries in things like smoke & CO detectors, and if you're diabtec - change the battery in your glucose meter...and if you have any other battery powered devices around the house to protect your saftey & health, check those and see if they need to be changed.
  • Daylight Saving Time - REMINDER

    04/04/2003 7:15:19 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 41 replies · 428+ views
    4 April 2003 | PetroniDE
    Just a FRiendly Reminder. Turn your clock one hour ahead this weekend. Otherwise you will be one hour late for everything effective Sunday morning. Those of you in Hawaii, Arizona, and most of Indiana (you know who you are), never mind.
  • Reminder: Turn Your Clock Back This Weekend (Most of You)

    10/25/2002 7:33:59 PM PDT · by PetroniDE · 15 replies · 314+ views
    25 October 2002 | PetroniDE
    Just a friendly reminder: At 2:00 am (local time) on Sunday, 27 October 2002, turn your clocks back one hour. This does not apply to our friends in Hawaii, most of Indiana, most of Arizona, and a few other places (you know who you are).