Andy Potts / Atomic timekeeping gets even more precise

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Andy Potts recently created this illustration for 5280, Denver’s Mile High magazine, of the local atomic clock at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.

Potts’ clock was drawn using 3D modeling which was then composited with 2D texture in Photoshop to give his illustration a cosmic feel.

The article, “Sync Tank,” by Mary Clare Fischer, about the latest atomic timekeeper, boasts that the current clock will lose just one second every 300 million years, thanks to quantum physics.

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