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Atomic Clock

Very accurate clocks can be constructed by locking an electronic oscillator to the frequency of an atomic transition.

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The story of atomic clocks

A long read about the history of the atomic clocks

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How Atomic Clocks Work

A brief description of how atomic clocks work to keep track of time accurately. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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How do atomic clocks work?

A great short article on how atomic clocks work from NPL

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The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There | Time and Navigation

A site from the Smithsonian dedicated to exploring the relationship between time and navigation from how sailors needed accurate clocks to determine their longitude to how satellites navigation ...

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How does GPS work?

More information on how GPS satellites calculate your location, from using accurate atomic clocks to ensuring enough coverage.

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How Pendulum Clocks Work

A brief description of how Pendulum Clocks work. This site is part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. Nice experiment to show how to make and improve pendulum clocks.

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A Walk Through Time

How do you measure time? A guided tour of the history of the measurement of time from ancient calendars and sun dials to modern day atomic clocks.

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The History of Atmos Clocks

Atmos clocks, invented by Jean-Leon Reutter, have an ingenious design that allows them to "live on air" and never need winding.

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Norman F. Ramsey

Autobiography of Norman F. Ramsey (1915 - ), who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1989 for the invention of the separated oscillatory fields method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other ...

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