Posts Tagged ‘railroad time’

  • Unintended Consequences of Daylight Saving Time

    The Unexpected Impact of Changing Times

    Mar 9, 14 • 308 Views • No Comments

    Beyond less sleep, when we moved our clocks ahead last night, we created many unintended consequences. It all began during the 1880s when the railroads said that they should coordinate time. With railroad companies observing 52 different times and even more...  [read more]

  • Unintended Consequences of Daylight Saving Time

    Why Should You Care About Time Zones?

    Oct 26, 13 • 483 Views • No Comments

    At 5:30 am in San Francisco, the sun is not up and neither are most people. But, coordinating with NY time, work in the financial district has begun. Offices are active as are local coffee shops. Out of sync with East and West Coast bankers, the rest of...  [read more]

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    Leap Seconds

    Jan 6, 12 • 289 Views • No Comments

    The earth is supposed to rotate every 24 hours. Sometimes, though, it takes less time and sometimes it takes more. So, to be precise, we depend on atomic clocks. And therein lies the problem.  Increasingly, Solar Time (earth rotation time) deviates from...  [read more]