Time

Time

This New Atomic Clock Is So Precise Our Ability to Measure Gravity Constrains Its Accuracy

NIST's new atomic clocks will help create the world's most precise map of how Earth's gravity warps spacetime.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.30.18
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
Distant DM

How to Build Your Own Time Capsule

With a little data-driven forethought—potentially also some light biohacking—your ark might just transcend time.
Brian Anderson
4.19.18
beat

Remember When Swatch Invented a New Time System for the Internet?

The Swiss watchmaker, with the support of a notable visionary at MIT, tried to sell the public on an internet-friendly time system without zones. It didn't take over, but it did garner a few superfans.
Ernie Smith
9.8.17
DIY

This DIY, Light-Up Wooden Watch Was Made as a Delightfully Over-the-Top Gift

The "Word Watch" features 3D-carved letters, LED lights, and comes in multiple languages.
Claire Downs
8.25.17
vintage

Here’s Where Memes Go When the Dank Wears Off

From ‘Charlie Bit My Finger,’ to 'OMG Shoes.'
Louise Matsakis
8.15.17
Time Is a Flat TV

The Secret History of a Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

As the history of digital media has become subsumed by the history of the internet, teletext remains largely forgotten. Yet like a fair-weather psychic, the technology anticipated things to come.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.3.17
dude

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.26.17
Time

An Extra ‘Leap Second’ In 2016 Caused a Mini-Y2K

‘The belief that time cannot go backwards’ caused some servers run by CloudFlare to crash at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Ben Sullivan
1.3.17
Space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
Features

I'm Struggling to Grow Older With My Favorite Childhood Sci-Fi Show

‘Red Dwarf’ spans 11 seasons over 28 years. Each time it returns from stasis, I've moved on a little more.
Jess Zimmerman
10.11.16
Motherboard

Pitch Us On Your Most Luxurious Story Ideas for Luxury Week

Motherboard is taking a week to examine the luxurious side of life, and we want you to be a part of it.
Nicholas Deleon
8.22.16
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