A new clock is coming to town, an atomic clock, and it’s 100 times more stable than the best atomic clocks we have right now. It should keep time to within 1/20th of a second for 14 billion years, the age of the Universe.
I suspect very few people think about how long a day is, and of that number, fewer still wonder if the length of a day changes much, or what sort of things affect the length of the day.
I saw a facebook update by Peter Thoeny, where he posted a link to an article about how executives can lead more effectively by being community managers. I read it and liked it, so I thought I’d share it as well.
I was looking for articles about really accurate clocks (OK, I’m using ‘accurate’ colloquially[note]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accuracy_and_precision[/note]) and came across this one from late 2007, about “How Super-Precise Atomic Clocks Will Change the World in a Decade” and I was just intrigued by some of the things I saw in there.
Raymond Veloz had exited his vehicle after getting into a minor accident with another motorist around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. He was standing near the other driver’s vehicle exchanging information when he was struck by Araceli Beas, as reported by CBS News. Raymond Veloz’s daughter filed a wrongful death suit claiming that…