Overlapping Clocks

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This is a simple question, but sometimes, the simplest things are the most difficult to grasp.

Stringy Time

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German artist and maker Felix Vorreiter has created this pretty cool clock that uses encoded strings to display a digital readout of the time.  As you can see, the string passes through rollers to form 5 lines which when everything lines up, reads the time.  His clock advances the string in a traditional 1 second … Continued

Wooden Analog Clock

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You know Japan isn’t just known for their crazy perversions.  They’re actually insanely good woodworkers too.  Case in point, this crazy complicated mechanical clock that draws out the time on a magnetic board. Look at the intricacies of it: Now here you can see, and listen to it in action: {Withnews|reddit}

Digital Analog

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Bernie Rohde makes clocks.  That’s nothing special to be honest, in the last hundred years or so clock making has gone from being a master level skill, to something overlooked and simple.  Sure, the science of time keeping has advanced greatly over the years, they even decided to add a leap second to the day … Continued

π

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Today is another one of those “special” days.  But not one that most normal people know about.  Today is pi-day.  Or more specifically, 3.14.  March 14th.  This “holiday” works while the American system for displaying dates, which most of the rest of the world considers wrong, unfortunately, we’re America, and quite frankly, most of us don’t … Continued

Alternate History Thursday – TIME

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The above is a real time gif of the earth’s movement.  Just watch it, it moves at few frames a second, and after 24 hours, it will be back where it started.  Anyway, you could waste all day watching that, or you can take my word for it and then read the following: Time is … Continued

Mechanical Clock

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There’s something to be said about the beauty of a purely mechanical piece of equipment.  Something that has moving parts, but has no electricity running through it at all.  Something that would work 1,000 years ago, 1,000 years into the future, and anywhere (that gravity is of earth’s constant of 9.8 m/s2).  I’d love to make … Continued

Giant Log Townscape

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The Chinese artist of the name Zheng Chunhui has spent the better part of 4 years carving this replica of the Chinese painting by the name of Along the River during the Qingming Festival. Here’s the finished product: It’s very hard to get an idea of the scale of this project from the above photo, which is … Continued

22nd Century Art

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How would you like to be a part of a 100 year long photography project?  Well, Team Titanic, out in Berlin is about to start up a 100 year long project.  It’s not something that you would expect either.  Or even something that you could figure out easily.  They are planning to release 100 pin … Continued

What is Time?

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This probably went unnoticed last year, but you may have heard something about it over the summer, when it finished, (that’s when I heard of it anyway). xkcd # 1190 was an extremely slow moving movie.  In total, it was 3,099 frames that updated every half hour, or hour for the following 123 days.  Set … Continued