Best Government Invention Ever?

The DorobekInsider just blogged about a NIST inventor’s creation of the most accurate clock in the world.

Excerpt:
If you are a stickler for time then your in luck.

A young scientist at NIST has invented the world’s most precise clock. It’s based on quantum computing research and made out of aluminum.

Till Rosenband is a physicist in NIST’s Time and Frequency Division.

Now that the project has been successful, he says there are all sorts of applications for it. His office, for instance, can measure the shape of the earth more accurately which, in turn, means technologies like radar could potentially benefit.

And who says government isn’t innovative!?

What’s your favorite government-created gadget?

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The most important government gadget is this: Thomas Jefferson, a true renaissance man, wrote the Declaration of Independence at the youthful age of 33. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence/
This document includes the sweeping statement regarding human rights:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
This sentence has been called “one of the best-known sentences in the English language”[2] and “the most potent and consequential words in American history”.[3]

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