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Nuclear clock progress keeps on ticking

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Scientists report advances toward a clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years—the age of the universe.

“In our paper, we show that by using lasers to orient the electrons in a very specific way, we can use the neutron of an atomic nucleus as the clock pendulum,” says Corey Campbell, a physicist at Georgia Tech.

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