[time-nuts] Coming to a drive-way near you: Optical Lattice clocks

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 24 09:30:17 EST 2017

On 2/23/17 10:49 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
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> In message <03067739-6291-4E37-831C-875022DBDB5E at n1k.org>, Bob Camp writes:
>> I agree with their premise that to be useful you need transportable clocks. I’m not quite sure
>> that something the size (and weight) of a pickup truck is really transportable. Yes one can
>> move it around (unlike a small mountain)  …. Transporting something like that from here to
>> Europe and back *would* make the charges FedEx comes up with on a  40Kg box look
>> cheap though :)
> Buy a shipping container with cooling, set the thermostat for
> something like +10C, install a ton of good VRLA lead acids, install
> suitable telemetry and hand it over the MAERSK, with a manifest
> which says "near metacenter, power critical" ?
> Wouldn't be that expensive, and you'd know it is pretty close to MSL all along.
It's about $2000 to ship a 20 foot long container (TEU) across the 
Pacific from the far east to Los Angeles.  If power is required for the 
cooling, it might be more.

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