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Temperature tells honey bees what time it is
Bees have surprisingly complex internal clocks.
Researchers just linked three atomic clocks, and it could change the future of timekeeping
Redefining the second is a big project. This is one crucial step towards accomplishing that goal.
DARPA Wants Long-Lasting Super-Precise Portable Atomic Clocks
Time for an upgrade
Smartphone Clocks Could Keep Precise Time By Syncing With Fluorescent Lights’ Flicker
Your smartphone is probably losing track of time. Most electronics with internal clocks keep them regulated via vibrating crystals (much...
Fed Up With Sluggish Neutrinos, Scientists Force Light To Move Faster Than Its Own Speed Limit
Our nation’s official keepers of time and other standards are breaking one of the cardinal rules: They have figured out...
How Do You Tell Time On Mars?
The challenge of synchronizing rovers on Mars with their drivers on Earth
A Rethought Calendar Makes Each Year Identical to the One Before
No more Leap Years
Federal Study of Power Grid Might Disrupt The Nation’s Clocks
Soon, when you sleep through your Monday morning alarm, it may be Uncle Sam’s fault. Federal officials are considering an...
In Test of Relativity Theory, Superaccurate Atomic Clocks Prove Your Head Ages Nanoseconds Faster than Your Feet
Relativity experiment is the most accurate yet
Know Your Olympic Sport: Michael Phelps (i.e. Swimming)
Brett Zarda looks at the athletes, the water, and the technology