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http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java

I'm sure you regular Freeks know about this and the many other sites used to set the time of your valuable time pieces and Accutron VX200's to. But there may be a few noobs that haven't found this yet. Check it out and feel free to post alternate site if you have them.
 

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Atomic Clock

I always chuckle when I see this.

I picture this giant Chernobyl sized building with huge cooling towers.

Big electric grids with wires and cables running all over. Control levers attached to oversized gears whirring about.

And inside everything is hooked up to an alarm sized clock with Homer Simpsen as the monitor.

"Eleven Twenty-Five and Fourteen Seconds, DOH!!!"



 

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BW-1 wrote:
I got one on my wall and soon to have one on my wrist with the Citizen baby !!!!!!!!!!!
Cool- I want one on my wall, too! Can't wait to see the pics of your new Citizen. Christmas present, perhaps?

Thanks for the link, Spaceview.
 

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toecutter wrote:
Atomic Clock

I always chuckle when I see this.

I picture this giant Chernobyl sized building with huge cooling towers.

Big electric grids with wires and cables running all over. Control levers attached to oversized gears whirring about.

And inside everything is hooked up to an alarm sized clock with Homer Simpsen as the monitor.

"Eleven Twenty-Five and Fourteen Seconds, DOH!!!"
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[/align] The world's most accurate clocks got even more accurate just a few years back, but now a team from the University of Nevada in Reno is looking to make the atomic clock way, way smaller. Housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, these so-called "fountain clocks" send out clouds of caesium atoms through a vacuum chamber in a magnetic field; from there, microwaves in the chamber excite the atoms and then emit light as they drop to a lower hyperfine state. All that rocket science aside, the real point here is that all that magic requires a chassis about the size of a modern day refrigerator. Andrei Derevianko and Kyle Beloy have conjured up the idea of "trapping atoms in place using lasers," which would obviously require far less space for the time telling to happen. Just think -- a chicken in every pot and an atomic clock on every wrist.
 

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Spaceview wrote:
toecutter wrote:
Atomic Clock

I always chuckle when I see this.

I picture this giant Chernobyl sized building with huge cooling towers.

Big electric grids with wires and cables running all over. Control levers attached to oversized gears whirring about.

And inside everything is hooked up to an alarm sized clock with Homer Simpsen as the monitor.

"Eleven Twenty-Five and Fourteen Seconds, DOH!!!"



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[/align]The world's most accurate clocks got even more accurate just a few years back, but now a team from the University of Nevada in Reno is looking to make the atomic clock way, way smaller. Housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, these so-called "fountain clocks" send out clouds of caesium atoms through a vacuum chamber in a magnetic field; from there, microwaves in the chamber excite the atoms and then emit light as they drop to a lower hyperfine state. All that rocket science aside, the real point here is that all that magic requires a chassis about the size of a modern day refrigerator. Andrei Derevianko and Kyle Beloy have conjured up the idea of "trapping atoms in place using lasers," which would obviously require far less space for the time telling to happen. Just think -- a chicken in every pot and an atomic clock on every wrist.
Wow! I was closer than I thought. Whoda thunk it. But where's Homer. :%
 

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CurrentTime wrote:
I use that site so often that I have it bookmarked! :)
You need a Citizen A-T and it will do it for you. :lol
 
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