Fine Pewter Clocks: Why Are They Getting So Popular?
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
For the longest time the word “pewter” was synonymous with “for rich people only”. During the 16th and 17th centuries, silverware was a luxury which only rich merchants, churchmen, kings and noblemen could afford. Then craftsmen introduced Pewter as a substitute for silver and gold.
At the time, this new alloy was composed of 70% [...]
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The Invention of the Atomic Clock
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
Louis Essen was born in 1908 in a small city in England called Nottingham. His childhood was typical of the time and he pursued his education with enjoyment and dedication. At the age of 20 Louis graduated from the University of Nottingham, where he had been studying. It was at this time that his career [...]
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Atomic Wall Clocks
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
This article provides useful, detailed information about Atomic Wall Clocks.
Today, an atomic clock is the most accurate time-measuring device, and to manipulate our hectic schedules, we need constant reminders about every second wasted or gained. Having an atomic wall clock in our homes, offices, or public places affects our transportation, manufacturing, communication, and other technical [...]
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Atomic Clock Times
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
This article provides useful, detailed information about Atomic Clock Times.
Time measured by rotation of Earth is not uniform when compared with time kept by atomic clocks. It was not always so, and atomic clocks underwent changes before giving us accurate time. The first atomic clock, built at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in 1949, [...]
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Digital Radios & Digital Radio Alarm Clocks
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Digital radios offer you a variety of options for that early morning wakeup call. No matter your taste, or even your satellite radio provider, rest assured that you will find a setting to your liking. Whether you prefer to wake up to the sound of music, talk radio, or even comedy, your digital radio can [...]
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