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All Articles Written By: Andy Lipps

1.   Time Keeping and Weather Predictions by Andy Lipps
    In the mid 1700s, Ben Franklin published weather predictions in Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), expressly for the purpose of helping farmers anticipate the way that their crops would be affected by the weather. Weather predication has changed a lot since the days of Ben Franklin, but those initial lessons about weather observations can be practiced by the average person, even at home.
    Distributed: 2008-05-06 10:24:00 | Word Count: 865 | Page Views: 4440 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 1.86
2.   Greenwich Mean Time: What Is It and Why It Matters by Andy Lipps
    Ultimately, the concept of why accurate time keeping is important can be traced back hundreds of years. In the 1880s, it was determined that there needed to be some sort of international standard for time keeping. It was because of this need to set standards in time keeping that Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) were established.
    Distributed: 2008-04-29 10:24:00 | Word Count: 769 | Page Views: 4228 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 2.25
3.   It's All About the Clocks by Andy Lipps
    Clocks these days - well, they sure aren't what they once were; and that might not be such a bad thing. The first clocks, going way back to the 1300s, were a big step up from sun dials as a means of telling time, but it's hard to say that they were very accurate.
    Distributed: 2008-04-25 12:36:00 | Word Count: 718 | Page Views: 4011 | Votes: 6 | Rating: 2.33

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