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Leap Second
2012-06-30 10:41:36

With some clever understanding of the Earth’s rotation and a little trickery, scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will create time, giving the world one extra second to enjoy their late-night activities.

2012-04-30 14:48:01

Atomic clocks based on the oscillations of a cesium atom keep amazingly steady time and also define the precise length of a second.

Atomic Clock Comparison Via Data Highways
2012-04-27 08:58:02

In future, optical fibers could connect all optical atomic clocks within Europe – a milestone for various users of optical frequencies in research and industry

NASA To Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock To Improve Navigation Technology
2012-04-11 13:29:41

When people think of space technologies, many think of high-tech solar panels, complex and powerful propulsion systems or sophisticated, electronic guidance systems.

JILA Team Demonstrates 'A New Way of Lasing': A 'Superradiant' Laser
2012-04-06 03:23:58

Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a novel “superradiant” laser design, which has the potential to be 100 to 1,000 times more stable than the best conventional visible lasers.

Image 1 - New Blueprint To Keep Nuclear Clock Accurate Over Billions Of Years
2012-03-20 04:00:26

A clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years – the age of the universe – is the goal of research being reported this week by scientists from three different institutions.

Nuclear Clock Keeps Time With The Universe
2012-03-10 05:58:16

As time passes, new technology evolves in order to keep time. Soon the trusty atomic clock may be replaced by a nuclear clock, which keeps time to 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'