Tagged: TIME

A boost to my vocabulary - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Dec 07, 2009

I learnt a new word recently, courtesy of PhysicsWorld. Yoctosecond. That's a period of time equal to ten to the power of minus twenty-four of a second. Or 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001 seconds. As in "I'm just popping out - I'll only be a yoctosecond."Physicists (or anyone else for that matter) haven't needed to … Read More

You heard it hear second - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Nov 22, 2009

 I've got better things to do at the weekend than following CERN's tweets about the LHC. Consequently this posting is about 24 hours out of date. Oh well. The LHC has circulating beams in it again, with not a time-travelling baguette in sight.http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2009/PR16.09E.html … Read More

Happy Birthday - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Nov 06, 2009

PhysicsStop is one today!That means I'm a year older than I was when I wrote the first entry, give or take a few nanoseconds as a result of special and general relativistic effects while on aircraft journeys. Eeek.  … Read More

Time loves a hero - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 30, 2009

“I used to be very frustrated. But the blog keeps my blood pressure down.” Joseph Romm, quoted in Time Magazine’s article naming him as one of their Heroes of the Environment 2009. His blog Climate Progress doesn’t read like a blood pressure-lowering exercise. Every day brings several fresh and vigorous posts cheering on those working to [...] … Read More