NIST sets new standard for time




The National Institute of Standards and Technology has presented a new atomic clock that should be in keeping track of the time than the previous version. Three times more precise There was a difference of only one second per 300 million years.

The time institute presented the new clock, called NIST-F2, on its website. According to the organization, it is the most accurate clock in the world and it took about 10 years to develop it. The bells of NIST work based on cesium atoms are cooled to a temperature just above absolute zero. Six lasers The organization has released a demo video that explains how the clock works.

An even more precise atomic clock is useful for computer networks that use synchronization. Include technology for mobile networks, GPS and the electricity network uses Sync. Scientists also benefit from accurate time synchronization, for example, in experiments in quantum mechanics.

NIST time being both the F1 and F2 clock side by side. The bells of NIST used by computers and networks to synchronize the time. There are about 8 billion requests per day in synchronization. The organization has already started devising plans for a new atomic clock can keep time more accurately.

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