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People Call Him the “Time Lord” and His Job is Very Important


In the fast-paced society we live in today, time is of the essence. A lot of the things and technologies that we use today rely on time. But have you ever stopped to think about who tracks time and makes sure it is accurate, standardized, and right on schedule?

Meet Dr. Judah Levine, the real-life Time Lord. He currently works at the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where every unit of measurement or quantity is standardized – even time. His main function is to calibrate the system and ensure that time is accurate and the same – down to the nanosecond -across all states and places.

If you’re wondering how he is able to do this, Dr. Levine and a team of other amazing scientists at NIST developed an atomic clock system which connected all phones, financial markets, power grids, and the like. And no, this was not fairly recent – their invention was created decades ago! How awesome is that?

Watch the video below to see a more detailed explanation of his work:

Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

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