Quantcast

Latest Atomic clock Stories

2010-07-21 14:20:17

Maintaining the correct time is no longer just a matter of keeping your watch wound -- especially when it comes to computers, telecommunications, and other complex systems.

87ff707ac99003a722f0cf9bfab947161
2010-06-10 08:46:48

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.

f17490826c5567ab7eac7a0483dbd7891
2010-05-28 10:28:52

Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a regional metrology organization that works to promote accurate measurements throughout the Americas.

c0cbfeaac1ebc87b76b91ac41f280d861
2010-04-28 14:07:25

JILA scientists use electric fields to control chemical reactions of ultracold molecules.

30aa946d8b5d84b1a299a63100e129d7
2010-02-05 13:22:06

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world's most precise clock, more than twice as precise as the previous pacesetter based on a mercury atom.

d66fc93df6e457c42598dec8d88d5cd31
2010-01-16 13:15:00

Yesterday at the Paris headquarters of the French space agency, Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight, and Thierry Duquesne, CNES Director for Strategy, Programs and International Relations, signed an agreement that paves the way for the launch of a high-accuracy atomic clock to be attached to the outside of the European Columbus laboratory onboard the International Space Station.

2009-12-23 10:14:14

The world's best caesium atomic clocks control Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), an atomic time scale on which the time zones used in everyday life are based.

458c09bf5e0e0d3566f25940b8a2bee71
2009-12-15 07:36:33

Today at the Paris headquarters of the French space agency (CNES), Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight, and Thierry Duquesne, CNES Director for Strategy, Programs and International Relations, signed an agreement that paves the way for the launch of a high-accuracy atomic clock to be attached to the outside of the European Columbus laboratory onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

2009-12-11 19:14:35

Joint project between PTB and its US counterpart NIST might advance simple and cost effective diagnostical methods.

2009-11-15 19:49:57

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable quantum information processor able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics—the rules governing the submicroscopic world—using two quantum bits (qubits) of information.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
Related