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2011-03-16 09:00:00

LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been made lately of the return to 'simple classicism' in watchmaking, but for Dent London the idea of form following function has been the foundation of the company's ethos for almost 200 years. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/dent/47616 The latest manifestation of that belief is the new Dent Denison, a classic, three-handed wristwatch made in the finest English...

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2009-09-03 12:50:00

Scientists and artists say that by 2012, they plan to build a 130-foot lunar clock along the River Thames. The goal is to create a new London landmark that is close to the proposed area for the Olympic stadium, which is at East India Dock six miles along the river from Westminster Palace. The artists are hoping that the clock will be as iconic as Big Ben is, which has been keeping time now for 150 years. Currently, the site is an unkempt nature reserve.  Laura Williams, an East...

2008-02-29 16:28:23

Have you ever wondered why most star patterns are associated with specific seasons of the year? Just why, for instance, can evening sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy Orion the Hunter only during the cold wintry months? During balmy summer evenings it is not Orion, but the stars of Scorpius, the Scorpion, that dominate the southern sky. Spring evenings provide us with a view of the sickle of Leo, the Lion. Yet on fall evenings, it's the Great Square of Pegasus that vies for...


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2010-09-16 15:30:25

An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information. This information can include everything from the relative position of the sun and the moon to major planets to zodiacal constellations. The term Astronomical clock is loosely used to refer to any clock that shows astronomical information. The clock could include the location of the sun and the moon, age and phase of the moon as well as other astronomical data. However, it should not be...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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