Tag Archives: Atomic Clocks

WWVB celebrates 50 years of quietly keeping time

Thanks, David, for sharing a link to this brilliant article on the history and future of WWVB: (Source: Wired) Every night, while millions of Americans are fast asleep, clocks and wristwatches across the country wake up and lock on to … Continue reading

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Grandfather of WWV’s atomic clock

I just discovered a film produced by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Film Unit in the 1950s explaining the principles behind the first accurate atomic clock. The clock was designed by Louis Essen and built at the National Physical Laboratory in … Continue reading

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