Is midnight 12 am or 12 pm?

12pmWhat time of day is 12AM. Is it midnight or midday?

I was talking with people at work about this, and not everyone agreed.

It suggests midnight to me, but I think that it is ambiguous. These are some opinions.

MIDNIGHT is 12pm. One must recognise the difference between points in time and periods of time. Midnight is the zero point in time when we start to build up 24 one-hour periods of time to make up a new day. So midnight is the point 0am. Читать далее

FESTO, December 12, 2014

  1. shale gasThe death of the suburbs?

Shale gas

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations.[1] Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world. In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration predicts that by 2035, 46% of the United States’ natural gas supply will come from shale gas.[2]

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FESTO, November, 12


  1. The Future Transportation Technologies

  1. Rosetta/BBC

3. Rosetta spacecraft mission


FESTO, September 10

1. A brave lecturer. Explaining how the potential energy of gravitation transforms into kinetic energy, the professor takes some risk facing 15 kg wrecking ball

2. The water crisis: catch at the Lifesraw!

More on the Lifestraw

3. A human-powered helicopter



Ivan Z, April 18

euro1. Macroeconomics. Part 2.

2. Inflation, a lecture

3. Why not print more money

4. Proxy-wars (Why Korea fell into South and North)

5. How they see Russia. 10 crazy facts about Russia  (ugly! 21+)


Ivan Z. March 14

bankruptcy1. Vocabulary. Bankruptcy, part 1

2.  On a bankruptcy hearing in court

3. Optional. Either «The story of our bankruptcy »

…or «Living in an RV», for the link see the previous class.


Elena M. March 10, 2014


coral11. The parts of the soul. Part 2.

2. The harmony of the soul.

3. A secret life of a coral reef. BBS, time-lapse video