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59-second Minute

Scientists want to shorten a minute to 59 seconds

January 14th, 2021

Scientists are considering shortening the minute to 59 seconds to make up for the Earth’s faster spin speed. Some say at least one “leap second” might have to be subtracted from a minute to align time to the Earth’s real rotation. Others approach the idea with caution, as leap seconds can have unwanted side-effects in …

shortest day ever

Even Earth couldn’t wait for 2020 to end, so it sped up

January 7th, 2021

A day on Earth is determined by how long it takes for the planet to complete an entire revolution about its axis. In 2020, the Earth was recorded spinning faster than ever before, with the top 28 fastest days ever being observed last year alone. The change wasn’t big enough for us to notice, but …

Physics Theories Time Flow Gravity Entropy

Researchers say time might actually move backwards in certain circumstances

January 20th, 2016

Researchers have proposed interesting new theories about time that have one thing in common: they say time might be flowing in the opposite direction in a “mirror universe” — you know, from future to past. Whether or not these theories are rooted in reality, we can’t actually experience this mirror universe just yet.

Why Does Time Fly When You Get Older

Interactive website shows you why time flies by as you age

July 20th, 2015

“And then one day you find ten years have got behind you, no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.” –Pink Floyd, Time There can be no doubt that our perception of time accelerates as we get older — things that used to feel like long periods of time suddenly fly …

TIME accused of hacking Anonymous hackers’ position on TIME 100 list

April 19th, 2012

“Anonymous Operations,” a global band of hacker-activists whose targets over the past year include the CIA and other government bodies, has been ranked No. 36 on TIME’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” According to a report from The Huffington Post, however, Anonymous was actually ranked No. 1 with 395,793 votes as …

Magazines hit Android Market with new apps from Next Issue Media

May 18th, 2011

You no longer need an iPad to purchase and read some of your favorite magazines on a tablet. On Wednesday Next Issue Media — an independent media venture founded by Conde Nast, Hearst Corporation, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc. — released an early build of its new Android publishing platform. It’s home to popular …

Apple readying 'crowd-sourced traffic' service in 'next couple of years'

April 27th, 2011

Included in Apple’s “Q&A on Location Data” press release this morning was a rare and concrete statement that pointed to a future project the company is working on. “Apple is now collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database with the goal of providing iPhone users an improved traffic service in the next …