‘Eternal engine’ inspires the next generation of ultraprecise atomic clocks

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain UK scientists have created an “eternal engine” to keep the next generation of atomic clock ticking. Precision timing is essential for systems such as global navigation, satellite mapping, establishing the composition of exoplanets and the next generations of telecommunication. But atomic clocks are currently massive devices—weighing hundreds of kilograms—which need to … Read more