News tagged with atomic clocks

A new era for atomic clocks

A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning ...

Feb 05, 2014 5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

The ultimate accuracy machine

A clock being developed by a physicist at The University of Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia - and will be the only southern hemisphere-based clock in the international Atomic Clock ...

Oct 04, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Measuring height by connecting clocks

How far above sea level is a place located? And where exactly is "sea level"? It is one objective of the geodesists to answer these questions with 1 cm accuracy. Conventional measurement procedures or GPS ...

Oct 02, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0