Using cosmic particle sensors, University of Tokyo professor Hiroyuki Tanaka invented a way to synchronize clocks on a global scale with high accuracy. A scientist has developed a system of Cosmic Time Synchronization, or Cosmic Time Synchronization. Discuss world” alt=”Found a way to set the exact time on clocks around the world” Found a way to set the exact time on clocks around the world />
The scientist suggested placing sensors of secondary cosmic particles, such as muons, in buildings, vehicles, on water and land. They are formed as a result of the collision of high-energy particles from space with particles of the atmosphere. Muons do not exist for a long time, they are unstable particles, but before they decay, they pass through the atmosphere and even reach people's bodies.
As a result, showers of these particles are formed, and if you spread special detectors at a distance of tens of kilometers, and even installed underground, it is possible to obtain data on showers of particles. Since each of these showers is random and unique, and by determining the parameters of the particles that hit the detectors, it is possible to associate them with one or another specific event. It is on these principles that the CTS technology proposed by Professor Tanaka is based.
The detectors will also exchange data on recent particle showers in the atmosphere. This will allow you to constantly adjust the clock readings, based on the time of registration of such events.
The scientist also believes that his system can become an alternative to satellite navigation systems.
According to Tanaka, if muon sensors are installed all over the planet, every occurrence of particle showers in the atmosphere can be localized with high accuracy. At the same time, his system can become an alternative solution to GPS or GLONASS, because it can work even in buildings and underground.
“The principle is reliable, and the technology, including detectors and electronics , already exist. So we could implement this idea relatively quickly. Edison started out with a single light bulb in Manhattan. Perhaps we should borrow this approach, starting in one block, then all over Tokyo, and so on, ”the researcher emphasized.