Technique

2016

The Many Ways of Measuring Time on Earth

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

The We know each day on earth takes 24 hours. It is the time it takes the planet to make one complete rotation. But a day is not 24 hours exactly. In fact, the duration of a day only fluctuates around the time period of 24 hours. The length of a day varies for a number of reasons, and there are different time scales to account for all of variances. Some are based on the earth itself, and some are based on other stars. Click to Read More...

		
		
		

The Endless Pursuit of a More Accurate Time

Fri, 01 Jan 2016

A The history of time keeping is one of striving to tell the time in ever-more precise increments. We started measuring the passage of time in quarterly seasons, and now we measure it in billionths of a second. Improvements in time keeping drives human advancement; and human advancement drives improvements in time keeping. The two dance together in the same way that electricity and magnetism intermingle to form light. Click to Read More...

		
		
		


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