New Strides Toward Better Clocks, Accurate to One Second in 32 Billion Years

The slightest whisper of warmth induces miscalculations in the world's most precise atomic clock, researchers say. Accounting for this effect can make future clocks even more precise, eventually leading to atomic clocks that lose only one second every 32 billion years - about two and a half times the age of the… »5/15/11 10:00am5/15/11 10:00am