The Atlantic has this short video starring Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for Time Services at the United States Naval Observatory, giving a tour of the facilities that help all of the Internet keep the correct time.
The time that ends up on your smartphoneand that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communicationsoriginates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
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