Why is the atomic clock so accurate?
Well, the natural way that atoms oscillate works similar to a pendulum in an atomic clock. Yet, atomic clocks are more precise because natural atomic oscillations happen at a higher frequency and as a result they are more stable. This is why atomic clocks are one of the most accurate devices we have to tell time.
Researchers have created this atomic clock using the atoms of the element ytterbium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. They say it could be the most precise method of measuring time in the world.
- The U.S. Naval Observatory Alternate Master Clock (USNO AMC) is located at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the same site as the Global Positioning System (GPS) Master Control Station.
- This is an easy to fix cause for when your computer clock loses time. Right-click the system clock in your taskbar and select > Adjust date/time. Under the headline > Time Zone check whether the information is correct. If not, click the > Change time zone button and set your time zone.
- The normal life of a CMOS battery is 3 to 5 years. To be honest i've had them last up to 6 years. It is diffcult to say why your battery has died after just two years, it maybe just an inferior battery.
Updated: 17th October 2019