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Shortest Time Interval Measured

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Shortest Time Interval Measured

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Using specialized lasers, researchers have been able to watch electrons moving around atoms, allowing them to measure the smallest time interval ever recorded — a 10 million-billionth of a second. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.