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The Measure of All Mass

Mario Livio | Posted 04.29.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

The kilogram is the last unit that is currently being determined by a physical object as a standard. The change in 2018 will not mean much to most of us, but redefining the kilogram in terms of physical constants means that it is not likely to change again anytime soon.

House Committee Passes Landmark Amendment Restricting NSA

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The House Science and Technology Committee passed a landmark Internet security amendment on Wednesday, moving to protect encryption standards from Nat...

Ultraprecise Clock May Open Up 'Entirely New Applications'

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 04.04.2014 | Science

A new atomic clock unveiled Thursday (April 3) is three times more accurate than the one previously used to keep official time in the United States, ...

Smart Grid: Classic Struggle of Reward vs. Risk

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

The transition to the "Smart Grid" holds great promise for consumers, such as lowered energy costs, increased use of "green" technology and improved security from malicious hacking and outages.

Colorado Conspiracy Theories: The Craziest Rumors About The Centennial State (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

9 News viewers may have been surprised recently to learn that Jesse 'The Body' Ventura believes that "there's something underneath that new airport. [...

Judah Levine: Keeping Time In Boulder

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Judah Levine does not wear a watch and when he's at home he often loses track of the time But when Levine gets to his office at the National Institute...