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International Earth Rotation Service Calls for a Leap Second

December 24, 2008 / 2 Comments

The International Earth Rotation Service is calling for a leap second - the 24th of its kind since the first in 1971. I wonder what they did before that? At midnight GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on December 31st, the world will stop while a second is added to clocks everywhere. The Earth rotates at different speeds in different years. The moon's ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Going Green

July 21, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo will be hosting its 21st International Film Festival from October 18th-26th. Not wanting to be outdone by filmmakers across the big pond to the east, can you say Hollywood?, TIFF has a green theme - "Action! for Earth." Protection and preservation of the environment will be the common theme of films that are exhibited during the week long event. ...