clocks

Apple

Why a Helium Leak Disabled Every iPhone in a Medical Facility

The bizarre incident happened during the installation of an MRI machine and was a surprise to everyone except Apple.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.18
videos

This 3D Printed Clock Runs on Marbles and Watching it Is Soothing Me

The clock is loud, impractical, and gorgeous.
Matthew Gault
9.13.18
News

Is the Leap Second Good or Bad? We Have Until 2023 to Find Out

A decision to abolish the leap second has been delayed so that potential effects of its elimination can be studied.
Kari Paul
11.19.15
News

Police Emails About Ahmed Mohamed: 'This Is What Happens When We Screw Up'

Motherboard has obtained 280 pages of internal emails the Irving Police Department sent about Ahmed Mohamed.
Jason Koebler
11.6.15
uk

Why the Whole World Is Fighting Over the Leap Second

Enjoy today’s leap second, it could be one of our last.
Victoria Turk
6.30.15
Time

The New Atomic Clock Will Be Accurate for 15 Billion Years

That's almost the age of the universe itself.
Michael Byrne
4.22.15
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Alarm Clocks Still a Thing?

Most of us carry a really easy-to-use alarm clock in our pockets, why does anyone still have one of these things?
Kaleigh Rogers
4.10.15
Features

How the Master Clock Sets Time For The World

Getting it just right can take a while, and it starts right next to Joe Biden's house.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.6.14
Power

Bolivia Is Right: There's a Colonial History of "Clockwise"

"Every clock takes a position in a debate about time; every clock is an attempt to shape how people think about time.”
Ben Richmond
6.27.14
Time

The Plan to Lose Leap Seconds Would Throw Our Clocks Out of Sync With the Earth

Our clocks are more accurate than the Earth's rotation, and we need to decide whether to keep them in step.
Victoria Turk
6.6.14
Time

The US Has a New, Super-Accurate Atomic Clock

Three times as accurate as its predecessor, it'll only lose a second over 300 million years.
Victoria Turk
4.4.14