What Is Time: Time Dilation, Black Holes & The Big Bang

What Is Time Part II In our previous chapter, we looked at Einstein’s theory, regarding the way which mass bends space. We talked about why a ray of light can appear to us, here on earth, as if it travels in a straight line, while it actually travels in a curve. We explained that according

What is time, anyway?

Part I: The Theory of Everything For most of recorded history, mankind assumed that time wasn’t a thing. We believed it to be what we perceived – a seamless, uninterrupted flow of events. And then, on the summer of 1922, following what might be the greatest discovery ever made, everything humanity thought it knew about

The History of Timekeeping: Wrist Watches

The History of Timekeeping: The Era of Wrist Watches In our previous episode, we traveled back in time to look at some of mankind’s most ingenious inventions that made timekeeping possible. We began by examining 5,000 years old Egyptian sundials and water clocks, continued to the assembly of the first mechanical clock that was invented

The History of Timekeeping: Clocks

 The History of Timekeeping Part II: The Evolution of Clocks This is the 2nd post in a series of posts that are set to explore the history of timekeeping. In our first chapter we covered the earliest attempts of mankind to keep track of the date. However, while highly sophisticated calendars already existed 5-6 thousands years

The History of Timekeeping: Calendars

  The History of Timekeeping Part I: The Birth of Calendars We’re still not sure exactly what time is. We know it can be “bended”, eluded and some even go as far as to believe it can be traveled. While these theories get the attention of modern day researchers, throughout history, the main challenge researchers