A Leap Second Before 2009

December 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Technology, Whatever Things | 1 Comment
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firework This year, the beginning of 2009 will be late for a second. This phenomenon known as ‘Leap Second’. Many scientists that care for time standardization all over the world agreed for adding a second in the end of 2008. This addition is to ensure that the world is ‘on time’. The standard of our Earth rotation is 24 hours, still used for determining time on the clock. Whereas, Earth rotation delays over time.

Ice liquefaction at the pole, Earth’s core activity, sea wave, gravity’s effect make the axis of rotation change and delay about 2 ms everyday. The ‘a second’ addition that arranged by world time standardization organization – International Rotation and Reference Systems Service – will be officially doing on new year eve at Greenwich, England. Technically, on the new year eve will be add counter 23.59.60 before changed to 00.00.00.

It is not he first Leap Second. Since the world’s time standardization has been agreed in 1972, there’s been done 24 times. But, though 2009 will be late for a second, it’s go forward few milliseconds actually. It caused by now a day, atom clock late 0.6 second which make earth clock 0.4 second earlier. Still, go forward, even back up, the new year eve celebration always be waited for 😀


Go Save The Forest, Girl!!

December 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm | Posted in Go Green | 1 Comment

forest1United Nation Organization said that about 13 million hectares forest around the world shattered every year. Although there’s a lot of reforestation, still.. vast of the shattered forest is equal with the wide of Egypt. That number is gained from the most comprehensive survey in 229 countries and regions, surveyed by FAO. In FAO opinion, 4 billion hectares field in the whole world is forest. It means that about 30 percent field in the Earth, with 10 countries have 2/3 from total amount of the forest. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Kongo, India, Indonesia, Peru, Russia, and United States.

United States is a region that lost most of it forest from year 2000 until 2005, about 4,3 million hectares every year, followed by Afrika that lost 4 million hectares every year. On the other way, forest land increased in Europe. Then, Asia changed from the lost about 800.000 hectares every year, get about 1 million hectares back. The main factor caused by reforestation in China.

Let’s think of years tomorrow. What will going on to our beloved earth? Directly, the damaged forest gives an effect to global warming, landslide, deluge, and other disasters.

See, Girl? Our forest is in dangerous. We have to do something to save our forest. There’s a lot of thing that we can do, such as reforestation, campaign about green environment, join the foundation that concern about the environment and forest, and much more.

Go Green!! Go Save Our Forest!!

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