This is Where Time Comes From

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Your mobile phone, car navigation systems, bank trading platforms, internet infrastructure and even military devices all share one thing in common: the time they use originates from the US Naval Observatory's Time Services.

In this video from The Atlantic, Dr. Demetrios Matsakis—Chief Scientist for the USNO's Time Services—gives a guided tour of the atomic clocks that keep the world ticking. It's fascinating stuff. [The Atlantic]