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Time keeps on slippin', drippin', meltin', into the future

As you look to the end 2016, you might think of New Years Eve celebrations, including the iconic Times Square Ball, "probably the greatest single moment of public timekeeping in the world." Digging in, you'll find that it's really just a glorified time ball, an antiquated tool for sea-farers to set their chronometers and discern their longitude by means of celestial navigation. The first time ball went into use 1829, pretty late in the time-keeping game, so let's re-fill the ol' water clock and take this way back. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 5, 2016 - 14 comments

Doug's Word Clocks

A Word Clock is a clock that tells the time using English words
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 15, 2011 - 39 comments

There's never enough time, Ennis!

At 7 PM EST today, 80 cesium-based atomic clocks around the world will stop for precisely one second, to take into account the gradual slowing of the Earth's axial rotation.
posted by Rothko on Dec 31, 2005 - 40 comments

What time isn't it?

Internet Clocks, Counters and Countdowns
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Dec 6, 2004 - 14 comments

Martian Watches

24:39 NASA is running their Spirit Martian explorer program on Martian solar time. With the project day running 39 minutes longer than a real day, engineers found they faced difficulties adjusting to this virtual timezone. Their solution was nearly as old as timekeeping itself.
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jan 9, 2004 - 13 comments

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