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The discrete-time physics hiding inside our continuous-time world

April 29, 2019

Scientists believe that time is continuous, not discrete — roughly speaking, they believe that it does not progress…
Engineering Researcher Explains why Time Seems to Fly as we get Older

March 21, 2019

“Why does it feel that the time passes faster as we get older? What is the physical basis…
Dragging? Blame the ‘time pollution’ of springing forward

March 15, 2019

How did it feel getting out of bed this morning? Ben Smarr has the idea that it likely…
The Experience of Pain Dilates Perception of Time, Study Finds

November 20, 2017

It’s probably safe to say that everyone, at some point in their lives, had the experience of time…
Language shapes how the brain perceives time

April 28, 2017

Language has such a powerful effect, it can influence the way in which we experience time, according to…
Researchers create ‘time crystals’ envisioned by Princeton scientists

March 9, 2017

Time crystals may sound like something from science fiction, having more to do with time travel or Dr.…
Timekeeping Software Can Disadvantage Hourly Workers

January 13, 2017

A new study by Elizabeth Tippett of the University of Oregon School of Law finds that timekeeping software…
Space Timekeeping: NASA’s SDO Adds Leap Second to Master Clock

December 31, 2016

On Dec. 31, 2016, official clocks around the world will add a leap second just before midnight Coordinated…
No excuses: Real reason you’re late may vary with age

December 22, 2016

A song is just a song, but as time goes by, something as random as a song’s length…
Time flies by slower then there is an uncertainty about the future

October 11, 2016

We perceive time in mysterious ways. We do not have extremely accurate time measuring mechanisms in our body,…
In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang

September 21, 2016

A simple question from his wife – Does physics really allow people to travel back in time? –…
‘Clocks’ in tree-rings that could reset chronologies across the ancient world

August 18, 2016

Until now scholars have had only vague evidence for dating when events happened during the earliest periods of…
Perfectly accurate clocks turn out to be impossible

October 9, 2015

Can the passage of time be measured precisely, always and everywhere? The answer will upset many watchmakers. A…
Paying for Health Care with Time

October 7, 2015

In 2010, people in America spent 1.1 billion hours seeking health care for themselves or for loved ones.…
About Time: Is the June 30th Leap Second the Last?

June 25, 2015

The month of June 2015 is just a tad longer than usual… but not for the reason you’ve…
Lack of Effective Timing Signals Could Hamper ‘Internet of Things’ Development

March 20, 2015

Our fast-approaching future of driverless cars and “smart” electrical grids will depend on billions of linked devices making…
Rewinding the future of timekeeping

February 12, 2015

To measure time accurately, humankind has sought to identify constant periodic phenomena in the natural world. Periodic phenomena…
Does time pass? New book says it does — but not in the way you may think

January 28, 2015

“If you walk into a cocktail party and say, ‘I don’t believe that time passes,’ everyone’s going to…
Time Dilation Confirmed in the Lab

September 30, 2014

It sounds like science fiction, but the time you experience between two events depends directly on the path…
Public consultation on leap seconds in UK – time to change?

June 13, 2014

The UK government has launched a public consultation on the future of leap seconds. This has potential impacts on…
Does Light Experience Time?

May 8, 2014

Have you ever noticed that time flies when you’re having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons…
How short is your time?

March 24, 2014

Our perception of time can depend on a number of factors – what we’re doing, how much we’re…
Portable Frequency Comb Rolls Out of the Lab

March 21, 2014

A PML team is hitting the road with a fine-tooth comb. Scientists in the Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division have…
59,000 generations of bacteria, plus freezer, yield startling results

February 17, 2014

After 26 years of workdays spent watching bacteria multiply, Richard Lenski has learned a thing or two. He’s learned that…
Astrophysicist failed to find time travellers on Internet

January 6, 2014

Astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff and his students were playing cards (for chips) last summer, chatting about Facebook. They wondered:…
Michigan researchers hunt for Internet remnants from time travelers

January 6, 2014

Image by Sam Rohn, flickr.com/photos/nylocations/ Time travel has captured the public imagination for decades, not excluding screenwriters and…
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, the World’s Most Prolific Time Traveler

October 23, 2013

Is time travel a fact or is it just science fiction? Thanks to time dilation and Einstein’s theory…
Time perception varies between animals

September 19, 2013

Edinburgh scientists have helped to show how animals’ ability to perceive time is linked to their pace of…
Time to Celebrate: NIST Radio Station WWVB Logs 50 Years of Innovation

June 26, 2013

Fifty years ago on July 5, 1963, a modest radio station in Fort Collins, Colo., officially went on…
Events in the Future Seem Closer Than Those in the Past

March 20, 2013

People experience time as if they’re moving toward the future and away from the past. We say that time…
New NIST Time Code to Boost Reception for Radio-Controlled Clocks

March 7, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is changing the way it broadcasts time signals that synchronize…
A rock is a clock: physicist uses matter to tell time

January 11, 2013

Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany, Holger Müller has been asking himself a fundamental…
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