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The Modern-Age Time Keeper – The Atomic Clock

By Guest Author On December 5, 2010 Under Personal Development

For many years man has been obsessed with the recording of time, from the first sundials to the elaborate gear driven pieces which were later developed. There arose a need for a device which would have an unequaled accuracy for the measure of the units of time. A device which would not fall prey to such trivial things as clouds covering the sun in the sky or faulty mechanisms which fall prey to degradation of use over time. This device would later be invented and called The Atomic Clock.

Thru numerous years of testing and development for a new and significantly more reliable way of time keeping, arose the Atomic Clock developed by the National Bureau of Standards in 1949. Utilizing the ammonia molecule as its source for the progress of time. Thus resulted the beginnings based on the ideas of Isidor Rabi, unfortunately at the time of its creation the accuracy was just just a little above par of the existing time keeping devices of its day.

In 1957, arose the new and improved version of the Atomic Clock using the cesium atom, after the 1st model another was created using the same atomic choice. Later in 1960 the accuracy was so improved that the outcomes had been adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the keeping of time.

In 1967 the cesium atoms accuracy was recognized internationally for the measure of the unit of time. Much of our modern life has now come to depend of these creations from the beginnings of the atomic age. The Atomic Clock forms the basis for the time keeping of the world, our transportation, communication, computers, and power facility’s all use the Atomic clock to one degree or another.

In this day and time what would our life be like without the accuracy of the Atomic Clock, for its uses are unrivaled by any other time piece thus created, thru its many revisions over time it has become more accurate and steady, as years go by many improvements have come about and many will still to come for as in the beginnings to the now and present, we will always seek to improve upon our methods for recording to the benefits of all.

The Radio Controlled Clocks is one of the top clocks found today. This device would later be invented and called The Atomic Clock.

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