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This new atomic clock is so exact, it could be used to detect dark matter

Scientists have invented a new clock that keeps time more precisely than any that have come before.

The clock is so accurate that it won't gain or lose more than one second in 14 billion years - roughly the age of the cosmos. Its ticking rate is so stable that it varies by only 0.000000000000000032 percent over the course of a single day.

That level of exactitude is not really necessary for those of us who rely on clocks

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