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Scientists Have Invented A Time Cloak That Makes Events Disappear

We’ve all heard of invisibility cloaks that can (theoretically) hide objects. But a team of researchers from Purdue University have now built a time cloak that allows them to hide events.


The World's Most Precise Clock Can Keep Time For 5 Billion Years

If you want to know exactly what time it is, head of over to Boulder, Colorado, where a fountain of cesium atoms ticks off the U.S.’s official time. It should be accurate for the next 300 million years. But don’t be impressed — the world’s actual most precise clock is a few miles away at a different lab in Boulder, and it supposed to keep perfect time for 5 billion years, the age of our universe.


Why Daylight Saving Time Is Pointless

Ugh. You’re up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a litre of coffee can’t get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you know the worst part? It doesn’t have to be like this.


TIME Sent A War Photographer Into The Last Of Us

Conflict photographers regularly report from war zones and disaster areas. This is tough stuff — creating images of anguish and death and upset, remaining distanced from the events without affecting and influencing them or losing your humanity. For something different, TIME assigned a photographer to catalogue the disaster of The Last Of Us: Remastered.


Here's What Famous Buildings Look Like From Day To Night In One Photo

In his photo series Time Sliced, photographer Richard Silver captures day fading into night. It’s a unique look at the life of building and how it changes over time as the sky darkens and lights turn on and people leave and come back again.


These Incredible Clocks Were Built By A Single Designer Over 35 Years

In the 1980s, as giant technology companies competed to create electronics that arrived in the most compact, grey boxes possible, a young designer named Daniel Weil was doing the exact opposite: Eviscerating the electronic guts of gadgets, from radios to clocks, exposing them to the consumer the most elegant way imaginable. And 35 years later, he’s still at it.


Beautiful Time Lapse Is Proof That Nature Is The Greatest Architect

Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don’t even look like they’re from this world.


Here's How Much Time You've Spent Binge-Watching Your Favourite Shows

We are, all of us, unrepentant, instant-gratification-obsessed binge TV-watchers. Fact. And while it somehow doesn’t seem so bad to settle in for a weekend with the Underwoods or Bluths or the gang from TGS, seeing the actual breakdown of time it takes to watch popular series from start to finish is… Yiiiiikes.


This Digital Sundial Tracks The Sun Through A Laser-Cut Cube

Sure, sundials are totally impractical in the age of precise atomic clocks, but this digital sundial cube is still the coolest. Made out of 59 plates of metal cut to match the angle of the sun at different times of the day, the Sun Cube casts a dot-matrix number to mark each hour.


This Is Where Time Comes From

Your mobile phone, car navigation systems, bank trading platforms, internet infrastructure and even military devices all share one thing in common: the time they use originates from the US Naval Observatory’s Time Services.