atomic clocks

DARPA Is Funding Time Crystal Research

DARPA Is Funding Time Crystal Research

You probably scratched your head last year if you read about time crystals, likely 2017’s most esoteric, widely covered popular science story. Even if you understood how they worked, you might not have known what use they could have. Time crystals, systems of atoms that maintain a periodic ticking behaviour…

Scientists Break Quantum Record By Entangling 3000 Atoms

Scientists Break Quantum Record By Entangling 3000 Atoms

Quantum entanglement is an odd phenomenon that can connect two or more particles over even vast distances. Scientists have now managed to entangle not two, not 100 (the previous record), but 3000 atoms with a single photon, opening the door to atomic clocks more accurate than ever.