Atomic Clocks: They still look too big to me - Can't we make them smaller and cheaper?

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posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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This one looks like a good copy that works.
HP made one like this years ago.





Cool Top View: So much for the magic.





posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:29 AM
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Could get a watch or a clock that syncs with an atomic time lab.

www.lacrossetechnology.com...
Atomic watches



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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Why would the average person need a clock that accurate


Even my dodgy ass wall clock keeps the correct time to a couple seconds a year.
Surely thats good enough



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Why would the average person need a clock that accurate


Even my dodgy ass wall clock keeps the correct time to a couple seconds a year.
Surely thats good enough


Ban Assault Clocks!!

They're just too accurate for the average person!!!



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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You can get the guts of an atomic clock from Draper, size of a thimble. Add some micro circuitry for the time function, and Bob's your uncle, for about $2000.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by Bedlam
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You can get the guts of an atomic clock from Draper, size of a thimble. Add some micro circuitry for the time function, and Bob's your uncle, for about $2000.


It looks like someone beat me to it!

It's an Atomic Wrist Watch!




Nice display. How much does this monster watch weigh?





posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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They are still for sale brand new at Symmetricom.

The 5071A weighs only 66 pounds.

Don't get a hernia!


The DATUM Model is built to recover from a Nuclear Event !!!

They replicated and optimized it. They also have the Cs4000.



This one only weighs 45 pounds. Not bad.


Windows OS interface also!
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posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:27 PM
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What you are looking for would be either a clock that syncs to the atomic clock.
Or you should get a marine chronometer.
These are even more accurate than swiss chronometers.

Krieger watch used to sell a marine chronometer that was accurate to 8 seconds a year.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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Your "I don't understand it so they don't need it" attitude even goes for clocks? I applaud you sir. You are one consistant person.

MOTF!



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Why would the average person need a clock that accurate


Even my dodgy ass wall clock keeps the correct time to a couple seconds a year.
Surely thats good enough


It's for a science experiment.

Cs4000 looks great.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
 


Your "I don't understand it so they don't need it" attitude even goes for clocks? I applaud you sir. You are one consistant person.

MOTF!


LOL

Hey dude,

Im not calling for a ban on atomic clocks and Im not against them, hell if you want go for it!!! get 5!!!!!

Im just curious why anyone WOULD want one, when was the last time you needed to be somewhere at 12:47:36.0938736219873987387120771637 PM


A semi decent stopwatch will get you to the nearest 1000th of a second for about $20. Give me one example of a real life situation where your average joe needs to know the time or timing of something down to the billionth of a second, Ill put enough money for 2 beers in the pay pal account of anyone who can



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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I have an atomic clock radio. Yea I know.
I don't have to constantly turn the alarm on and off for her schedual or week ends. Two alarms / 7 days a weeks.
Power outages?? Forget about it. Unless it hits at 6:55 weekdays.
I can't wait for daylight savings to hit. I won't have to do a thing. I'll wake up sunday morning to the correct time.
Best $53 I've spent in a long time.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Heres a few applications.

The average joe finds mineral deposits!

Basic Land surveying for the average joe!

Even though I've never bought one and currently don't have one hanging around my neck like FlavorFlav I use atomic clocks, to some capacity, every day that I work. I would consider myself to be the average joe.

Fun Fact.... Atomic clocks, when communicating back and forth from satellites, were downgraded in acuracy by the US government until May of 2000. Selective Availability

MOTF!

And before you ask. Yes I would buy one for the hell of it.

Further research to hold up your end of the bargain.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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If you had one of your own then you wouldn't be dependent on the Colorado atomic clock.

I like how they show that time is NOT constant.

Some guy bought one on eBay for $1,500.

They sell brand new ones at Symmetricom.com.

Science Experiment #1:

Buy 2 Atomic Clocks. Synchronize them exactly.
Leave one on the ground.
Put the other in a jet plane and fly around at 30,000 feet.
Return to the ground and bring them back together.

You will discover they are no longer in exact synchronization.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:12 PM
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True! I've been thinking that 'time' may be an illusion that we see on earth. Once you leave the surface, the farther away you go, the slower time passes. I wonder what its like, say at the midpoint between our star system and the closest one to us.

MOTF!



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:17 PM
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Time is effected by gravity.
Gravity is weaker at 30,000 feet than at sea level.

Soon you will become familiar with something called a gravity wave dampening field.

If you walked inside of one, time would appear to stand still.
Also your CASIO digital watch would stop working.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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My Casio has a lifetime gurantee!


Im off to search for 'damping field' now.

MOTF!

For the record. Space and all things space facinate me, yet I dont understand hardly any of it.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
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Heres a few applications.

The average joe finds mineral deposits!

Basic Land surveying for the average joe!

Even though I've never bought one and currently don't have one hanging around my neck like FlavorFlav I use atomic clocks, to some capacity, every day that I work. I would consider myself to be the average joe.

Fun Fact.... Atomic clocks, when communicating back and forth from satellites, were downgraded in acuracy by the US government until May of 2000. Selective Availability

MOTF!

And before you ask. Yes I would buy one for the hell of it.

Further research to hold up your end of the bargain.



LOL

And what is the average Joe doing any land surveying for?

Just admit the average bloke would never need an atomic clock (specialists like scientists or geophysicists may be regular guys but I wouldnt call it regular use)

The fact you did any research on this tells me you really wanted that beer, U2U me your email and Ill sort out some sort of voucher for a 6pack. Id give you the cash direct but I have no way of knowing that you would genuinely spend it on beer

Totally off topic but is beer really that cheap over there? Its about $5 US a single can and about $60 a slab (24 cans) here. Being in a Muslim country they do tax the crap out of it but still
Even your Aussie imported beer is cheaper in the US than it is in OZ



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 03:46 PM
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JESUS H CHRIST!!! $60 for a briefcase?! Do they add gold sprinkles to it before they put it on the shelves over there? My days of drinking are long passed. Having a kid kinda puts a stop to all of that. I drink maybe 4 times a year now.

Land surveyors are average people and there are more of them than you think. Look at any road, any bridge, location of an oil well, or new building. Someone had to decide where to put those things and make sure they are are where they are supposed to be.

MOTF!





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