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Pendulum Clocks

In 1656, Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist, made the first pendulum clock, regulated by a mechanism with a “natural” period of oscillation. Although Galileo Galilei, sometimes…

Michel Foucault

Name at birth: Paul-Michel FoucaultFrench philosopher Michel Foucault came to prominence in the 1960s as a provocative voice whose academic studies of power and institutions included Madness and Civil…

Umberto Eco

Before he was a best-selling novelist, Umberto Eco's reputation rested on his academic writings on language and semiotics (the study of symbols). An Italian critic, philosopher and historian specializ…

Houston Landmarks

by Dana J. Quigley photos by Carol M. Highsmith Home to over 2.2 million people, Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city. This bustling commercial and cultural hub b…

Poems

Poem 69 Poem 71 'TWAS later when the summer went Than when the cricket came, And yet we knew that gentle clock Meant nought but going home. 'Twas sooner when the cricket went Than when t…

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

Death and Life Indian Summer XXVI 'T WAS later when the summer went Than when the cricket came, And yet we knew that gentle clock Meant nought but going home. 'T was sooner when the…

Poems

by EmilyDickinsonDeath and LifeIndian SummerXXVI 'T WAS later when the summer went Than when the cricket came, And yet we knew that gentle clock Meant nought but going home. 'T was sooner…

Poems

by EmilyDickinsonThirstCharlotte Brontí«'s GraveLIII A clock stopped — not the mantel's; Geneva's farthest skill Can't put the puppet bowing That just now dangled still. An awe came o…

Accurate Mechanical Clocks

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics Laboratory Pendulum ClocksQuartz Clocks In Europe during most of the Middle Ages (roughly 500 to 1500 A.D.), technological advanc…

Clocks

Find information on a variety of clocks including on water, pendulum, quartz, mechanical, and sundials. SundialsWater ClocksAccurate Mechanical ClocksCalendarsCalendar & HolidaysSeasons,…