This chart is perfect because it shows that Gallifreyan writing is based on the shape of TIME.
Carsten Nicolai Unidisplay
“The installation unfolds against a long projection wall with two mirror walls on the side thus visually expanding like a universe. the basic visual, made up of sequences, motifs and graphic translations of various units of time measurement acts as a world clock and evokes the intertwining of time, between past, present and future.”
$19 Million ClockTower Penthouse in Brooklyn, New York
After originally hitting the market as the most expensive condo in Brooklyn history, this stunning ClockTower Penthouse has recently been reduced from $25 million all the way down to $19 million, and rumor has it actor Jim Carrey is eyeing the property.
The incredible 7,000 square foot penthouse is located in the Clock Tower building in downtown Brooklyn, and is nothing short of breathtaking. This stunning triplex features 14 foot tall clock faces that allow plenty of natural light to enter the dwelling, while also providing amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbour. The triplex penthouse is equipped with a glass walled elevator for easy access to each of the floors. The very top of the building is finished off with a beautiful crow’s nest.
This is so perfect.
Ink Calender by Oscar Diaz: The ’Ink Calendar’ uses the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time. The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are ‘printed’ daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signalling it. The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a ‘color temperature scale’, each month having a color related to our perception of the weather on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.
Who knew that by just replacing the sand in an hourglass with soapy liquid you could defy the laws of space, time, and physics and make it appear to flow in reverse? But that’s exactly what happens with this Awaglass timer.
Click below to see the video and how it works:
When does a minute last 61 seconds?
On this coming Sunday June 30, intrepid horologists from around the world will daringly attempt to hold back the relentless onslaught of time. Well, to be fair it won’t actually be that difficult. July 1st is scheduled to start an entire second later than it should, a feat of temporal distortion that will be accomplished by making the final minute of the month last 61 seconds.
And should you feel put out by this, you can take it up with the Earth and its wobbly spin.
2012 features a leap second — that ever so important added slice of time that compensates for inconsistencies in the Earth’s rotation. It takes our planet just over 86,400 seconds to make its 360-degree rotation. But because the Earth is affected by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon, along with the rolling of the tides, our planet’s rotation is slightly slowed down.
These rotational mis-steps cause the Earth to get out of synch with International Atomic Time (IAT), which uses the pulsation of atoms to measure time to an accuracy of several billionths of a second. In order to resynchronize solar time with IAT time, the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is adjusted every few years to give us the odd 86,401 second day.
Now, while this might seem like much ado about nothing, a recent article by Laurent Banguet in Cosmos Magazine noted that it’s not without controversy:
The leap second has long caused debate among member countries of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with some arguing for it to be abolished in favour of the exclusive use of atomic time.
Every time a second is added, the world’s computers need to be manually adjusted, a costly practice that also boosts the risk of error.
High-precision systems such as satellites and some data networks will have to factor in the leap second or risk provoking a calculation catastrophe.
It’s for this reason, notes Banguet, that rocket launches are never scheduled for leap-second dates.
This will be the 25th intervention, with the last three leap seconds happening in 2008, 2005, and 1998. Back in 1972, the year they started the practice, they had to add an excruciating two seconds to the clock.
So, what are you going to do with that extra second on June 30?