Latest atomic clock smashes records with 15 billion year accuracy

April 22, 2015 11:22 AM

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Atomic clocks are some of the most important measuring devices on Earth, as they are used for master clocks that essentially dictate the time standard used pretty much everywhere. See the time on your computer or smartphone? That has almost certainly been synchronized with an atomic clock in the past day or so.

While atomic clocks are already unbelievably accurate, a new atomic clock has been developed by JILA researchers that has set a world record for accuracy and stability. This new clock is a factor of three more accurate than the previous world record holder, meaning that it won't lose or gain more th...

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