A nice little video about a shipyard of Dubai. I have no idea why I find these places so fascinating – they’re a sort of coming-and-going of essential things, a trading hub, a crossroads, jobs and livelihoods, a barometer of economies and so on. And also cricket, apparently. (This reminds me to geek out on books like these at some point.)
“The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.”
It’s nice to know the clock on my iPhone is this exact. Although, I was gutted the day my vintage Timex stopped working – it never actually told the correct time, and had to be wound up every few hours, but it had charm.