Scientists are trying to redefine how we measure time – here’s why

March 27, 2021

By The Conversation

Everyone needs to know the time. Ever since the 17th century Dutch inventor Christiaan Huygens made the first pendulum clock, people have been thinking of good reasons to measure time more precisely. Getting the time right is important in so many ways, from running a railway to doing millisecond trades on the stock market. Now, for most of us, our clocks are checking themselves against a signal from atomic clocks, like those on board the global positioning system (GPS) satellites. But a recent study by two teams of scientists in Boulder, Colorado might mean those signals will get much more…

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