minute hand


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points to the minutes

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Each year, the Bulletin's Science and Security Board decides whether to move the minute hand of the clock closer or farther away from midnight--aka Doomsday--or to leave it in place.
The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2012, when the Clock's minute hand was pushed ahead one minute from six to five minutes before midnight.
The decision of setting the minute hand at 11:55 pm was made based on the current state of nuclear arsenals around the globe as well as accidents such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that occurred in 2011 after a major earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The exceptional demands created by the shafts carrying hour and minute hands, each weighing around 7.
The minute hand jerks forward on the clock that hangs above the restroom.
To visualize a 30-degree angle, mentally slice the 90-degree angle into thirds, or picture the distance between the minute hand and hour hand of a clock at one o'clock.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Watership Down; 2 Zabaglione; 3 April Dancer; 4 They landed on the minute hand of Big Ben; 5 The Desert Fox.
In addition we tend do ignore the different functions of the hands, and instead we need to highlight the position of the hour hand and the distance the minute hand has travelled.
In February 2007 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that, on the advice of an impressive gathering of world-renowned analysts and scientists, the Bulletin's famous doomsday clock minute hand was to be moved two minutes closer to midnight, from 11:53 to 11:55.
17, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand on its "doomsday clock" 2 minutes closer to midnight.
Keepers of the clock, set up in 1947 to show how close humanity is to wiping itself out, yesterday moved the minute hand two minutes forward, towards midnight.
It is central to all cinematic perception, but Fisher makes us sweat out eleven minutes vainly trying to catch the minute hand in motion.
Close to death from an asthma attack, Arthur Penhaligan is given a book and a key (the minute hand of a clock).