The passing seconds
Regular readers of the Newsbrowser will know that this publication
aims to air the news that other news organisations ignore. Here is one
At the moment UTC - which is the time shown by highly accurate
atomic clocks - and GMT - which is the time dependent on the rotation of
the planet Earth - are in precise accord.
Due to tidal friction, earthquakes and other matters the Earth is
gradually slowing down, which forces the people in charge of such
matters to insert a leap second every few years or so to make sure that
GMT - which we all live by - and UTC, which computers live by -
coincide. Any difference less than a second is ignored. Currently -
as can be seen from the white 0s in the above readout from the MSF
atomic clock in Anthorn, there is no difference whatsoever between UTC
We feel sure that our readers were keen to know this.