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Timekeeping

Super-Accurate Clocks To Become Even More So

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

The ultimate accessory in exact timekeeping — the atomic clock — is set to become even more precise, after ultrashort laser pulses were successfu...

The Fate Of The Leap Second

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

GENEVA (AP) — The leap second may live on for at least another three years. Once or twice a year, the leap second can be tacked on to...

Set Your Clocks for the Twilight of the Big Bang

Adam Frank | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Adam Frank

This Sunday marks the yearly orgy of clock-adjusting known as daylight saving time. This is the best day of the year to remind everyone that time, as we know it, doesn't exist.