Network Time Foundation is pleased to have been chosen as a mentoring organization for Google’s 2013 Summer of Code project. This will be the sixth consecutive year that Network Time has been fortunate enough to be selected for the GSoC program. This year, nine students have submitted proposals to work with us. Google will announce… Read More.
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has landed on Mars. A lot of time an effort has gone in to scheduling what will be done there, when it will be done, how much time it will take, etc. The work there is done using specific local (Mars) solar time, and the Martian day is 24 hours and 39… Read More.
I was visiting a friend in the hospital a few months ago. She had a medicated IV drip line (an infusion pump) that allowed precise tuning of how much “stuff” was administered. If it knew that it was dosing at, say, 50ml/hour and it had a 500ml bag then it would need to be changed… Read More.
A new clock is coming to town, an atomic clock, and it’s 100 times more stable than the best atomic clocks we have right now. It should keep time to within 1/20th of a second for 14 billion years, the age of the Universe.
I suspect very few people think about how long a day is, and of that number, fewer still wonder if the length of a day changes much, or what sort of things affect the length of the day.