[time-nuts] New unit of time measurement

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Jan 15 20:23:52 EST 2012


On 01/16/2012 02:13 AM, Tom Harris wrote:
> Actually a friend who lived in Rome proposed a new European definition of
> the nanosecond as the time between the lights going green and the sound of
> the horn of the car behind you. I still remember driving in the rushhour in
> Rome, now _that_ was scary.

And here I thought the femtofourthnight was a satisfactory solution. 
When in Turin I took the cab... and well, it was a fascinating experience.

However, just the rising slope of the sound-wave will be slow enough to 
make ns precision measurements um... interesting.

Cheers,
Magnus




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