Clocks and Watches

Where would we be without our clocks and watches? We'll explore the inner-workings of timepieces as well as look at some specifics, such as smart watches, Indiglo, digital watches and pendulum clocks.

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Do we have astrology to thank for clocks?

Do you check your horoscope compulsively, or snort derisively at the very thought? Before you dismiss astrology as nonsense, consider this: It has a long history with timekeeping. We're happy to tell you all about it.


Because This Year Hasn't Felt Long Enough, 2016 Will Last One Second Longer

Earth's rotation is slowing down, but don't worry! We're adding a "leap second" at midnight on New Year's Eve to keep up.

How does the Puls Wearable differ from a smart watch?

Will.i.am is best known as the head pea of the music group Black Eyed Peas. But he also loves technology and created a device (the Puls Wearable) that he insists on calling a smart cuff. What do the critics call it?

How the Pebble Watch Works

It's a Kickstarter darling, but how does the Pebble differentiate itself from the pack of smart watches on the market?

10 Ways Watches Have Evolved

Portable timepieces have existed since the mid-1500s; however, the wristwatch (as we know it) has only been around for a little more than a century. Learn the many ways that watches have evolved.

How Android Wear Works

Are you ready to slide a smart watch onto your wrist this summer? Google and its Android Wear software are banking on it. But has the time come and gone for wearables?

How the Harry Winston Opus Eleven Works

Watches come in all shapes, sizes and designs. While some of them are fancier than others, the Harry Winston Opus Eleven brings something more to the table.

How the C1 QuantumGravity Watch Works

Wristwatches are starting to go the way of the VHS tape, but sales revenue has actually gone up in recent years, thanks to meticulously crafted -- and ridiculously expensive-- timepieces like the C1 QuantumGravity watch.

Why don't we wear wristwatches anymore?

Sure, we're all obsessed with our phones, but does everyone think that strapping a timepiece to the wrist is redundant?

Can a watch help you lose weight?

Don't declare it dead just yet. These advanced time tellers may help you get fit (and let you know if the train is on time).

Was there an error in the CERN team's timing of faster-than-light neutrinos?

In September 2011, CERN announced that researchers had measured a particle moving faster than the speed of light. How did those initial findings hold up under further scrutiny?