How do we determine the time? Believe it or not, there is an official clock. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit that clock, the NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.
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