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  Doomsday Clock
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clockface maintained since 1947 by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago.
The clock was started at seven minutes to midnight during the Cold War in 1947, and has subsequently been advanced or rewound at intervals, depending on the state of the world and the prospects for nuclear war.
Clock changed to two minutes to midnight (one minute closer, its closest approach to midnight to date).
www.namized.info /articles/1163/1/Doomsday-Clock   (918 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock Will Move Closer to Midnight
The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will be moved closer to midnight on January 17, the first such change to the clock since February 2002.
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clockface that the Bulletin has maintained since 1947 at its headquarters on the campus of the University of Chicago.
The first representation of the clock was produced in 1947, when artist Martyl Langsdorf, the wife of a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, was asked by magazine cofounder Hyman Goldsmith to design a cover for the June issue.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/jan2007/2007-01-12-05.asp   (1040 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The clock is currently set to five minutes to midnight, having been advanced by two minutes on January 17, 2007.
The clock was started at seven minutes to midnight during the Cold War in 1947, and has subsequently been advanced or rewound at intervals, depending on the state of the world and the prospects for nuclear war.
The clock illustrations used in the Watchmen graphic novel series is a reference to The Doomsday Clock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doomsday_clock   (1614 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock to be moved closer to midnight | The World | The Australian
Doomsday Clock to be moved closer to midnight
Doomsday Clock to be moved closer to midnight
The clock was last pushed forward by two minutes to seven minutes to midnight in 2002, amid concerns about the proliferation of nuclear, biological and other weapons and the threat of terrorism in the aftermath the attacks on September 11, 2001.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,21067189-2703,00.html   (459 words)

  
 :: urban smarts . com | doomsday : the clock ep | review ::
According to his bio (on banarnar.com), Doomsday has been making some noise by battling in his locality (wherever that might be), and this EP is his first real attempt at applying his lyrical prowess to a track-by-track formula.
For all that Doomsday shows a great deal of rhyming and flowing potential, he frequently sounds like a battle rapper who hasn't quite mastered the art of writing songs yet, and is therefore stuck in a transition.
Add that to the knowledge displayed in the title's subtle reference to the Doomsday Clock, and the fact that he has some seemingly talented producers behind him, and Doomsday may well be someone to look out for in the future.
www.urbansmarts.com /reviews/albums/doomsday.htm   (353 words)

  
 "Doomsday Clock" moves two minutes closer to midnight
Lopez stressed that the movement of the clock's minute hand is based on a comprehensive checklist of nuclear developments worldwide, both positive and negative, and is only partially related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Among the positive developments that Schwartz said kept the clock from moving even closer to midnight are an increased resolve for disarmament by the 187 governments that are party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The “Doomsday Clock” was created by Chicago artist Martyl, the wife of physicist Alexander Langsdorf, a Bulletin founder, who said she used the final quadrant of a clock face “to symbolize urgency.”
www-news.uchicago.edu /releases/02/020227.doomsday.shtml   (1094 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock
The Doomsday clock is currently set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight marking global catastrophe.
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clockface maintained since 1947 by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago in the third floor of 6042 S. Kimbark Ave.
Before this, the clock was changed in 2002 back to seven minutes to midnight, after recent deterioration in international relations.
www.christiannewstoday.com /CWN_3061.html   (1541 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock Creeps Forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The clock was symbolically moved forward two minutes at a news conference at the University of Chicago.
The events of Sept. 11 did not prompt the clock's movement on their own, but should have served as a wake-up call to the world, he said.
This is the third time the Doomsday Clock has moved since the end of the Cold War in 1991.
www.purewatergazette.net /doomsdayclock.htm   (353 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock edges toward midnight - The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- The scientists who mind the Doomsday Clock moved it two minutes closer to midnight yesterday -- symbolizing the annihilation of civilization and adding the perils of global warming for the first time.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 to warn the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons, advanced the clock to five minutes before midnight.
The bulletin created the clock in 1947, two years after the United States ushered in the nuclear age by dropping atomic bombs on two Japanese cities at the end of World War II, to symbolize the nuclear dangers confronting the world.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2007/01/18/doomsday_clock_edges_toward_midnight?p1=MEWell_Pos5   (559 words)

  
 Time may run shorter on 'Doomsday Clock'   - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The symbolic clock, maintained by a magazine called the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, is currently set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight marking global catastrophe.
The clock was last pushed forward by two minutes to seven minutes to midnight in 2002 amid concerns about the proliferation of nuclear, biological and other weapons and the threat of terrorism.
When the clock was created by the magazine's staff in 1947, it was initially set at seven minutes to midnight and has been moved 17 times since then.
cnn.com /2007/TECH/science/01/12/doomsday.clock.reut/index.html   (290 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Terrorism threats prompt Doomsday Clock update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CHICAGO (AP) — The hands of the Doomsday Clock, for 55 years a symbol of nuclear danger, were moved two minutes closer to midnight Wednesday, reflecting the possibility of terrorism, relations between India and Pakistan, and other threats.
It was the 17th time the clock has been reset since it debuted in 1947 at the same position it was set to Wednesday, 11:53.
The clock is a 1 1/2-foot-square wooden mock-up in the magazine's office at the University of Chicago.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2002/02/27/doomsday-clock.htm   (373 words)

  
 Armageddon Online - The Doomsday Clock
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clockface maintained since 1947 by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The clock was started at seven minutes to midnight during the Cold War in 1947, and has subsequently been moved forwards or backwards at intervals, depending on the state of the world and the prospects for nuclear war.
The decisions to move the clock is made by the bulletin's board, which is composed of prominent scientists and policy experts, in coordination with the group's sponsors.
www.armageddononline.net /doomsday_clock.php   (693 words)

  
 Will Nuclear Test Reset the Doomsday Clock?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Doomsday Clock hangs inside a tiny room on the University of Chicago campus, a short walk from the laboratory that first harnessed the power of the atom.
The last time the clock hands were moved was February 2002: The magazine's board of directors - a team of political scientists, nuclear physicists and retired military officials - decided that factors such as U.S. abandonment of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax crisis were a wake-up call.
Some academic skeptics dismiss the clock as anachronistic and see the journal's dwindling circulation - down to 10,000 subscribers, from a peak of 35,000 in the early to mid-1980s - as proof of the icon's fading relevance, with the end of the Cold War and the downsizing of superpower nuclear arsenals.
www.topix.net /content/trb/0232649395114666494003620189322886087050   (1252 words)

  
 Digital Doomsday Clock: The Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Digital Doomsday Clock is a unique expression of an idea first used by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Their Atomic Doomsday Clock is an analog indicator of the looming threat of nuclear annihilation.
And so the Digital Doomsday Clock was born: an LCD indicator of the intensity of the struggle between freedom and repression in the digital world.
www.catalaw.com /doom/design.shtml   (165 words)

  
 Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moves "Doomsday Clock" two minutes closer to midnight
Today, the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock," the symbol of nuclear danger, from nine to seven minutes to midnight, the same setting at which the clock debuted 55 years ago.
When the hands of the clock were moved forward in 1998, to nine minutes to midnight, it was in part in anticipation of just this sort of scenario.
Since we last changed the clock in 1998, the 187 governments party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the major nuclear powers, agreed to a comprehensive set of commitments and measures to enhance nonproliferation and fulfill long-standing nuclear disarmament pledges.
www-news.uchicago.edu /releases/02/020227.doomsday2.shtml   (2113 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - On Deadline | Archives | Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight
The Doomsday Clock's minute hand is expected to tick "closer to the clock's symbolic, apocalyptic 'midnight,' reflecting the 'most perilous period since Hiroshima and Nagasaki,'" the Chicago Tribune reports this morning.
The mere existence of a doomsday clock is redicilous.
It seems to me that the doomsday clock is merely a measurement of this panel's optimism or pessimism based on the current newsreel.
blogs.usatoday.com /ondeadline/2007/01/doomsday_clock_.html   (7313 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock and the  Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
This clock was called the "The Clock of Doom" and later the "Doomsday Clock." The concept was quite simple: midnight on the Doomsday Clock meant that nuclear war had begun.
Midnight on the Doomsday Clock meant massive destruction and a grotesque step backward into anarchy, misery and untimely death.
There is a developing view that midnight on the Paradigm Clock entails just the opposite: ascent to our place in a galactic culture which embraces all and extends to us the solutions to our most vexing dilemmas.
www.paradigmresearchgroup.org /doomsdayclockportal.html   (449 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Climate resets 'Doomsday Clock'
As a result, the group has moved the minute hand on its famous "Doomsday Clock" two minutes closer to midnight.
The clock was first featured by the magazine 60 years ago, shortly after the US dropped its A-bombs on Japan.
Its keepers last moved the clock's hand in 2002 after the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and amid alarm about the acquisition of nuclear weapons and materials by terrorists.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6270871.stm   (1015 words)

  
 CNN - Scientists to reset Doomsday Clock - June 11, 1998
CHICAGO (CNN) -- Worried by recent nuclear test explosions in India and Pakistan, the keepers of the Doomsday Clock -- a symbolic measure of how close humankind is to destroying itself -- are expected on Thursday to move the clock's hands closer to midnight, the moment of doomsday's arrival.
The closest it ever came to "doomsday" was in 1953, not long after both the United States and the Soviet Union both tested hydrogen bombs.
The Doomsday Clock first began ticking beneath a monument at the University of Chicago where nuclear energy was born in 1941 during the Manhattan Project.
www.cnn.com /US/9806/11/doomsday/index.html   (476 words)

  
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The doomsday clock began to tick with the birth of Adam in the year 4111 b.c.
When the clock is finished, God's work will be completed and Adam can enter into God's rest of the seventh day of eternity incorporated into his Son Jesus.
Note that the clock is perfectly completed in the year 2002 as witnessed by the symmetry of the time and opposition of circular events.
www.zianet.com /titanic/OPTION52.htm   (835 words)

  
 CNN.com - Doomsday Clock sounds new alarm of nuclear risk - February 27, 2002
The group reset the symbolic clock from nine minutes to midnight to seven minutes to midnight.
The bulletin said terrorist efforts to obtain nuclear weapons, lax security at nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union, the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the continuing tensions between nuclear powers India and Pakistan were the main reasons for the change.
The clock has been reset 17 times since it was created in 1947, when it was also set at seven minutes to midnight.
edition.cnn.com /2002/US/02/27/doomsday.clock   (233 words)

  
 Phoenix Accrual Corporation
The Doomsday Clock is a computer program that can be used to track the overall debt of any country or jurisdiction, and to calculate and display the debt per taxpayer and the debt per capita.
Doomsday Clock Software can be customized by the user to be used for any country.
You may distribute the Doomsday Clock anywhere as long as it is complete and unaltered.
www.phoenixaccrual.com /htmls/doomsday.asp   (144 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Nuclear Weapons
Scientist Stephen Hawking is seen during a press conference on the Doomsday Clock, a symbol of the risk of atomic cataclysm.
The prophetic clock premiered during the Cold War to measure how close humankind was to self-destruction via nuclear weapons.
The scientists are all important authorities on nuclear technology and the world has relied on the Doomsday Clock to gauge the status of nuclear threat.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/nuclearweapons/doomsday-clock.html   (1764 words)

  
 LiveScience.com - Doomsday Magazine Turns 60
The hands of the clock move in response to changing world events, marching forward or back depending on the state of the world and the prospects of nuclear war.
The Doomsday Clock debuted in 1947 during the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union with the time showing seven minutes to midnight.
The closest approach to Doomsday occurred in 1953, when the clock was changed to two minutes to midnight after the United States and the Soviet Union each tested thermonuclear devices within nine months of one another.
www.livescience.com /history/051201_bulletin_anniversary.html   (576 words)

  
 Diogenes Lamp » Blog Archive » The Doomsday Clock
I’d have thought that the Doomsday Clock would have broken its spring years ago, but then I saw this article in the Age.
The clock moved to two minutes to midnight in 1953, and yet looking back it seems likely that the nuclear super power stand-off ushered in a quite unusual period of global peace.
On the other hand the clock moved to 17 minutes to midnight after the collapse of communism, but the atomic scientists quite failed to see that militant Islam would become a major threat.
www.diogeneslamp.net /?p=608   (808 words)

  
 The Yin Blog: The Doomsday Clock
The idea of the clock is that its proximity to midnight denotes the world's nuclear climate.
The keepers of the clock are apparently prepared to move it from its current position of 7 minutes to midnight, based on worsening conditions.
The doomsday clock is one of those ridiculous "social monikers" like the "Acres of Rainforest being cut down" counters seen at Hard Rock Cafe for example.
yin.typepad.com /the_yin_blog/2007/01/the_doomsday_cl.html   (536 words)

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