Coming soon: An atomic clock that can fit in your pocket

November 19, 2014 1:22 PM

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Coming soon: An atomic clock that can fit in your pocket

Knowing what time it is down to the very last sliver of a second is easy but only if you happen to have an atomic clock in your pocket. Unfortunately, most such devices wouldn't fit. In fact, there probably wouldn't even be room in the average studio apartment. But all that may be about to change.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing what they say is a highly accurate atomic clock the size of a Rubik's cube, measuring about 2 inches in each dimension. The clock could one day be used to keep time in places where conventional clocks, like the ones on a c...

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