News tagged with atomic clocks

3,000 atoms entangled with a single photon

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published today in the journal Nature, represent the largest ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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NASA to test new atomic clock

When people think of space technologies, many think of solar panels, propulsion systems and guidance systems. One important piece of technology in spaceflight is an accurate timing device.

dateOct 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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2016 will be one second longer

On December 31, 2016, a "leap second" will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, when the extra second will ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Space Exploration
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