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New Compact Atomic Clock Design Uses Cold Atoms To Boost Precision
2013-11-06 12:03:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch that promises improved precision and stability. Described in a new paper, the heart of the prototype clock (the vacuum chamber containing the atoms) is about the size of a coffee mug, 150 cubic centimeters, set in a small table of lasers and...

2013-11-02 23:03:27

The independent authority on luxury, bestofluxury.com, discloses the ratings of the best travel watch manufacturers for the month of November 2013. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 The 5 top luxury travel wristwatch companies have been announced by bestofluxury.com for the month of November 2013. Each month the independent evaluation team spends time testing and reporting the top affluent living companies around the world to assist businesses in selecting the best luxury travel wristwatch...

2013-11-02 23:03:26

bestofluxury.com proclaims standings of best tourbillon watch providers for November 2013. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 The independent authority on affluent living, bestofluxury.com, has awarded their rankings of the 10 best tourbillon watch providers in the luxurious living industry for the month of November 2013. Each month the independent research team at bestofluxury.com inspects the best performing tourbillon watch providers and ranks them based on their performance during a methodical...

2013-10-31 23:27:19

This online Cartier and Rolex watch retailer is offering multiple collections of Rolex watches through its new website. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Certified Timepieces, an online Cartier and Rolex watch retailer, has announced the launch of its brand new website that features some of the best watches in the world. Boasting easy to use tabs, clear and concise categories, as well as numerous high definition images, Certified Timepieces’ new website is quickly...

2013-10-28 23:25:19

Top online watch retailer offers a myriad of pre-owned Rolex and Cartier timepieces to shoppers. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Certified Timepieces is pleased to unveil the latest collection of genuine and authentic luxury watches such as Cartier and Rolex at affordable prices. For some of the best watches on the market, Certified Timepieces is the retailer to head to. Not only does the company offer a wide selection of used Rolex watches such as the Rolex Datejust and...

2013-10-23 23:26:29

Electrohome offers a feature-rich alarm clock that’s compact and designed with style in mind. Niagara Falls, Ontario (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 ELECTROHOME® is proud to announce the launch of its most versatile alarm clock yet, the EAAC475. Offering high-speed USB charging, swivel time projection, automatic time set, long lasting battery backup, programmable dual alarm, and digital phase locked loop radio tuner, the EAAC475 is loaded with features that will satisfy both light and...

Latest Horology Reference Libraries

2010-09-16 15:30:25

An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information. This information can include everything from the relative position of the sun and the moon to major planets to zodiacal constellations. The term Astronomical clock is loosely used to refer to any clock that shows astronomical information. The clock could include the location of the sun and the moon, age and phase of the moon as well as other astronomical data. However, it should not be...

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'