Timekeeper Not Losing a Single Second

According to the journal Science, physicists have made a timekeeper that is so precise it will not gain or lose a second for more than 200 million years. The current official clock used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is accurate for only 80 million years.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Albert Einstein had a lot to say about time, and now physicists have made a timekeeper so accurate - according to the Journal of Science - it's so precise it will not gain or lose a second for over 200 million years.

The current official clock, is by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is accurate for only 80 million years.

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