Monday, January 02, 2006

Is that 'leap second' deal for real?

I knew that "leap second addition" to synchronise time with the Earth's circular movement was gonna kick up a controversy.

Sure enough, scientists are now in disagreement on how to account for the minute discrepancy between atomic and astronomical time. Go here for more on the matter. And while you're at it, mull on this: A second is practically equivalent to the wink of an eye.


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