Time On A Microscale

If light traveled in a circle, it would make seven loops around Earth’s equator in one second. That’s fast, but not so astounding when compared to countless things that happen in less than a second. A new exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, N.Y., aims to help children wrap their heads around time on a micro-scale, from the second to the femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) and all the time in between.

The exhibit was created by Syracuse University chemist Timothy Korter as the outreach component of his 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Provided by Syracuse University

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