Atomic Clocks

This Alien Landscape is Actually a Microscopic View of an Atomic Clock

Navigation satellites couldn't accomplish anything without extremely accurate clocks. But a regular clock won't do. Only atomic clocks are accurate…

5 months ago

Cosmic Rays can Help Keep the World's Clocks in Sync

The world has a robust, accurate timekeeping system that regulates our clocks. Humanity uses it for everything we do, from…

2 years ago

Atomic Clocks Separated by Just a few Centimetres Measure Different Rates of Time. Just as Einstein Predicted

The connection between relativity and quantum mechanics has been a black box for the world of physics for decades.  That…

2 years ago

Deep Space Atomic Clocks Will Help Spacecraft Answer, with Incredible Precision, if They’re There Yet

How do spacecraft know where they are? There's no GPS out there. Right now, it involves sending a signal to…

5 years ago

Elusive Dark Matter Could Be Detected with GPS Satellites

You know the old saying: "if you want to hide something, put it in plain sight?" Well, according to a…

10 years ago

What are You Doing With Your Added Leap Second Today?

Everyone loves a long weekend, this weekend will be officially one second longer than usual. An extra second, or "leap"…

12 years ago