Physicists Reach New Record With Shortest Time Measurement Yet

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Scientists have finally found something faster than a teenage boy.

https://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicists-reach-new-record-with-shortest-time-measurement-yet/


Researchers at Goethe University have measured the shorted interval of time yet: 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is equivalent to a trillionth of a billionth of a second and the new measurement is over three times smaller than the previous record established in 2016.
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As reported in Science, the research team used a molecule made of two hydrogens, the simplest and most abundant atom in the universe. They then measured how long it takes for photons to cross the molecule and found it to be 247 zeptoseconds
 

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Scientists have finally found something faster than a teenage boy.

https://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicists-reach-new-record-with-shortest-time-measurement-yet/


Researchers at Goethe University have measured the shorted interval of time yet: 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is equivalent to a trillionth of a billionth of a second and the new measurement is over three times smaller than the previous record established in 2016.
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As reported in Science, the research team used a molecule made of two hydrogens, the simplest and most abundant atom in the universe. They then measured how long it takes for photons to cross the molecule and found it to be 247 zeptoseconds
Well, that's made my day, no doubt about it! I've never even heard of a zeptosecond (wasn't Zepto one of the Marx brothers?).
 

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Well, that's made my day, no doubt about it! I've never even heard of a zeptosecond (wasn't Zepto one of the Marx brothers?).
He was the second Marx brother.
 

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A triumph. Soon we will be able to quantify the duration of a showbiz marriage, or a teenage girl’s attention span.

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Or we will destroy the universe.

(Warning to those seeking ultimate time keeping accuracy in Thief of Time, Sir Terry Pratchett - one of his best, IMHO)
 
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