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Hiccup In Space-Time Continuum Brings Chaos To Internet
2012-07-02 11:01:29

Did you find some of your favorite websites acting wonky this weekend? If so, you may want to blame the omniscient keepers of all knowledge for that.

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.

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.

2012-02-01 23:43:34

The ability to accurately measure a second in time is at the heart of many essential technologies; the most recognizable may be the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Leap Seconds Get A Three Year Reprieve
2012-01-20 09:28:53

An attempt to eliminate leap seconds and permanently change how time is measured has been postponed until 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union.

Are Leap Seconds Becoming A Thing Of The Past?
2012-01-18 09:32:49

Leap seconds are tiny bits of time added to calendars and clocks in hopes of reconciling the difference between atomic time used by computer systems and time as defined by measuring the Earth’s movement around the sun and its daily, but slightly slowing, rotation.

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2011-08-26 12:27:20

Researchers have found that an atomic clock at the U.K.'s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has the best long-term accuracy of any other clock in the world.


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2009-07-10 12:54:52

Cesium (or Caesium) is a chemical element with the symbol Cs and atomic number 55. Caesium is a soft alkali metal that is silvery-gold. It melts and liquefies at 83 degrees Fahrenheit and is one of only five metals that are liquid close to room temperature. Caesium is a metal that is most widely known for its use in atomic clocks. Cesium comes from the Latin word caesius meaning "˜bluish-gray'. It was discovered in 1860 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in Durkheim, Germany in mineral...

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Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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