News tagged with accurate clocks

The tick-tock of the optical clock

(PhysOrg.com) -- UK's National Physical Laboratory time scientists have made an accurate measurement of the highly forbidden octupole transition frequency in an ytterbium ion, which could be used as the basis ...

Mar 29, 2012 3.9 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

The world's slowest clock

(PhysOrg.com) -- National Physical Laboratory is well known for having some of the fastest and most accurate clocks in the world, but now new research with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research ...

Jan 17, 2012 4.6 / 5 (10) 4 | with audio podcast