Flight is one of those evolutionary wonders that’s hard to fully appreciate with two squishy eyeballs and a linear sense of time. But we’re no longer limited to what nature gave us, thanks to the wonders of photo editing. As Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou shows, a few simple tricks can reveal the dizzying…
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), which sets the time which standardizes the world’s clocks, just announced that it is tacking an extra second on to the end of 2016. What will you do with yours?
Without the pendulum clock, the Industrial Revolution doesn’t happen. Without the quartz clock, the technology in the digital revolution doesn’t happen. It’s time, weirdly enough, that advanced our world. How?
Ugh. You’re up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a gallon of coffee can’t get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you know the worst part? It doesn’t have to be like this.
You’ll have to wait a little longer for the new Star Trek show. Ben Affleck talks Batman v Superman and his solo Batman movie. Don’t expect to see Black Panther’s homeland in Civil War. Plus, what’s to come on Lucifer, Gotham, and Sleepy Hollow, and even more Iron Fist casting rumors. Spoilers Now!
There was a lot of things to love about Clone Wars, but Matt Lanter’s portrayal of Anakin Skywalker—which turned the character into a relatable, tragic hero rather than the petulant sand-hater of the prequels—was near the top. So good news! Lanter will now headline NBC’s delightful-sounding time-travel cop show.
Anthony Mackie isn’t interested in a solo Falcon movie. Rhet Reese talks about his approach to Deadpool 2. A familiar face returns to Agents of SHIELD. The Dark Tower movie casts a Fury Road star. Plus, Monica Reyes returns to The X-Files, and Matt Murdock gets all tied up in a new Daredevil teaser. So many Spoilers!
One of the very first scenes of 11.22.63 features a character explaining just what he has been doing with the awesome power of time travel: He’s been buying really good, really cheap meat from 1960 and bringing it back to the present to make hamburgers. No other character ever really manages to top that reason.
This quirky animation from CraveFX starts off innocently enough, a janitorial worker mops up a leaky refrigerator and then picks up a coin on the ground. It’s not until you see what causes the refrigerator to leak and why the coin is on the ground that you realize that you’re watching an intricate moving puzzle piece…
It’s called Time. Honestly, when it comes to time travel, simplicity in the name is probably best.
Sometimes at the end of long, hard week, it’s easy to wallow in self pity: “I doubt many people have it this hard,” you think to yourself. But this interactive visualization can help you see just how many people share your experiences of day-to-day life.
“It looks like a watch!” my wife proclaimed, when I showed her the Pebble Time Round. She wasn’t stating the obvious. She meant that out of all the smartwatches she’d ever seen, it’s the first one that looks like something she would wear.
In the 150 years since Charles Darwin recognised the kinship of all life, scientists have worked to fulfil his dream of a complete Tree of Life. Today, the methods used to trace the evolutionary branches back through time would exceed Darwin’s expectations. Scientists across a range of biological disciplines use a…
Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analog clock.
Seriously, we need this new time-travel cop show (called Time) to be on television now. Or maybe a year or two ago, if the creators of the show have an actual time machine. The series is described as “Mission Impossible meets Back to the Future,” and it’s from two of our favorite creators.
Tick, tock. Tick, tock. With these watches, telling time is so much more beautiful and intricate and complicated than that. These are some of the most sophisticated watch movements in the world with a ton of complications added to them and just to see all the fancy ways the mechanical engine moves is a delight. It’s a…
Last night, time on Earth had a leap second. The planet’s computer systems survived unscathed, thanks to months of careful preparation by engineers. But here’s a concise explanation of why, left to their own devices, a bunch of very expensive computers could’ve thrown a hissy fit.
If you’re the sort of person who lives by the motto that every second counts, next week, you get to put your money where your mouth is. That’s because, as we first learned back in January, we’re all being gifted a leap second today.
The latest episode of the PBS YouTube series Space Time is a great little eight-minute primer on, well, spacetime.