Grandfather clocks

A Second Here a Second There May Just Be a Waste of Time

01.19.12

Seven hundred delegates from about 70 nations attending United Nations telecommunications agency meeting will decide whether to abolish the leap second, which is added on once every few years to synchronize atomic clocks; United States wants to scrap the leap second, but others defend it, saying in past 40 years of adding them there have been no problems with electronic systems.

To Keep or Kill? Lowly Leap Second Focus of World Debate

01.19.12

The United States wants to scrap the leap second, but beware: without it, noon will strike at sunrise thousands of years from now.

A Minimalist Beverly Hills Home

01.19.12

An entrepreneur with a yen for simplicity and order calls on designer James Magni to turn a Los Angeles home into an ultramodern haven
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