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JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Unveiled And Sets New Records In Precision, Stability
2014-01-23 09:53:25

Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability-- key metrics for the performance of a clock.

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

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.

New Stability Record Set By NIST Ytterbium Atomic Clocks
2013-08-22 14:45:09

A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability.

Redefining Time With Innovative Optical Lattice Clock
2013-07-10 12:56:58

Atomic clocks are the standard in time, hailed as the most accurate and often used to keep other clocks in time. Now, a new kind of clock aims to not only replace atomic clocks as the most accurate, but redefine the second as a measurement of time as well.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.