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a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules

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Physicists in Colorado say that they've refined an innovative atomic clock to be more precise than the breed of clocks that's been the best for 50 years.
And while the information from the exquisitely accurate atomic clocks is passing through practically every room we enter, there are other radio waves traveling in the same places.
The operational payoff goal is to develop a highly resilient positioning navigation and timing system that takes advantage of a chip-scale atomic clock in an integrated configuration.
SpectraTime: the leading space atomic clocks supplier --With this new contract, awarded just 4 months after Giove-B the second experimental satellite of the European Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo, was successfully launched, SpectraTime strengthens its competitive positions on the fast-growing GNSS market : 'A worldwide satellite navigation constellation consists of 20 to 30 satellites, embarking each 3 to 4 atomic clocks.
Magnesium atoms are used in research with ultra-precise atomic clocks.
45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock has received high industry accolades for its technology breakthroughs in low-power consumption, accuracy, size, and weight.
The new quality makes the atomic clock makes it about three times as accurate as NIST-F1, which has served as the standard since 1999.
Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its Low Noise Chip Scale Atomic Clock, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements.
The addition of a leap second this year means the rotation of the Earth had slowed down by a total of 26 seconds in comparison to the measurement of the atomic clocks.
They have pushed for a plan, which would see worldwide time based on atomic clocks, without reference to the sun's journey across the zero-degree meridian that runs through Greenwich Park in London.
This dramatic miniaturization may lead to widespread use of atomic clocks in battery-powered devices such as global positioning system (GPS) receivers, wireless computers, and cell phones, says John Kitching, leader of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) team in Boulder, Colo.
Their work signals the introduction of a new generation of atomic clocks with potential performance well beyond those in operation today.
And with atomic clocks already popping up, the technology of the instruments seems ready for a similar change.
Symmetricom has been the world leader in atomic clocks since 1985," commented Rajendra Datta, senior director of product marketing for Symmetricom.
By assembling the ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space), Airbus Defence and Space is creating a super clock for the European Space Agency (ESA) that comprises two atomic clocks as well as laser and microwave links to the Earth.