July 6, 2022

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Why it's time to redefine what a second is - and what secrets of the universe it might reveal

Why it’s time to redefine what a second is – and what secrets of the universe it might reveal

  • Carlos Serrano (@carliserrano)
  • BBC News World

attributed to him, GT

Do you have a minute to talk about a second?

The basic time unit, upon which most other quantities in our system of measurement depend, has not changed for more than 70 years.

But technological advances suggest that it is time to update and define what is more accurate.

This is the opinion of researchers from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM, for its acronym in French). The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is located in Paris, France and is the body responsible for setting international standards for systems of units of measurement.