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AGI and Other Subject Matter Experts Contribute to American Astronautical Society’s “Requirements for UTC and Civil Timekeeping on Earth” Exton, PA (PRWEB)
Did you find some of your favorite websites acting wonky this weekend? If so, you may want to blame the omniscient keepers of all knowledge for that.
With some clever understanding of the Earth’s rotation and a little trickery, scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will create time, giving the world one extra second to enjoy their late-night activities.
An attempt to eliminate leap seconds and permanently change how time is measured has been postponed until 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union.
An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.
A British research scientist said a leap second would be tacked on to the end of 2008 to correct for eccentricities in the Earth's rotation. Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at Britain's National Physical Laboratory, said the world's official clock, the atomic Coordinated Universal Time, would recognize the extra second Wednesday night immediately before midnight, CNN reported. The difference between atomic time and Earth time has now built up to the point where it needs to be...
By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the start of 2006 by the first "leap second" in seven years, a timing tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth's rotation.
Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the start of 2006 by the first "leap second" in seven years, a timing tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth's rotation.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.