What are atomic clocks?

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What are atomic clocks?

Atomic clocks and watches aren't really atomic despite what their name suggests. The clocks are actually radio-controlled timepieces that are reset daily via radio signal from Fort Collins, Colorado.
The term “atomic” is coined from the fact the time transmitted by the government radio signal comes from the official U.S. atomic clock.

   

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