Colorado

3:22pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Science

Tickety-Tock! An Even More Accurate Atomic Clock

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 8:24 pm

Computer networks and GPS systems are only possible because of the precision timekeeping of atomic clocks like the one above, says clockmaker and physicist Jun Ye.
Ye Group and Baxley/JILA

Scientists announced this week that they have created the most advanced clock in the world.

The clock, described this week in the journal Nature, is so precise that it would neither lose nor gain one second in about 5 billion years of continuous operation. That's pretty good, considering that the Earth itself is only around 4.5 billion years old.

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5:40am

Fri January 24, 2014

5:00am

Fri January 24, 2014
Environment

What Happens In The Colorado Basin Affects The West

Latest drought monitor issued January 23, 2014. No changes for the West.
Credit National Weather Service on Twitter

2014 is shaping up to be an “average” year for the Colorado River watershed, which provides water to 7 western states. That’s not good news, however, for states like California and Nevada which are already experiencing drought conditions.

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5:00am

Wed January 22, 2014
Business

Welcome To The Colorado Gas Station Where You Can Fill Your Tank On Bitcoins

Greeley Cosmic Market Owner Shahzad Sarwar demonstrates a Bitcoin purchase. For him, offering payment via Bitcoin comes from a deeply held philosophical belief.
Grace Hood KUNC

The Bitcoin revolution is steadily marching toward a merchant near you. At the first gas station in the U.S. to accept Bitcoins, Funyuns, energy drinks and a full tank of gas are a brief digital money exchange away.

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5:30am

Mon January 20, 2014
Community

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Planned Along The Front Range

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Aug. 24, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Credit Tom LeGro / PBS NewsHour

On Monday, January 20, 1986, people across the country celebrated the first official Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the only federal holiday commemorating an African-American. In Colorado, many will commemorate the life and legacy of the slain civil-rights leader across the Front Range.

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