Monthly Archives: May 2012

Meet Radcliffe

This article was written by Brittany Cox, student on the Clocks course at West Dean College.    Meet Radcliffe: he has real feet, wings, beak, body – the makings of a living bird, but without the squishy inner bits. They … Continue reading

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A clock striking thirteen

  Clocks strike the hours one to twelve and then start all over again. And yet, in a church tower near Manchester there is one that strikes thirteen, and has done so for over two centuries.         … Continue reading

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Decoupling civil timekeeping from Earth rotation

  I spend quite a lot of time thinking about leap seconds. They’re the extra seconds inserted into time at midnight on New Year’s Eve every few years. Recently they’ve been hitting the news, as a proposal led by some … Continue reading

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