Just one word: Strontium

04/21/2009 | EE Times

A new atomic clock based on controlling collisions between neutral strontium atoms can tell time that's just one second -- or less -- off in 300 million years, according to inventor Jun Ye. That's far more accurate than the standard atomic clocks we use today, which lose or gain a second every 80 million years. No wonder we're always late.

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