Who decides how long a second is?
1,938,765 views | John Kitching • TED-Ed
In 1967, researchers gathered to answer a long-running scientific question: just how long is a second? It might seem obvious at first. A second is the tick of a clock, the swing of a pendulum, the time it takes to count to one. But how precise are those measurements? And what is that length based on? John Kitching digs into how we scientifically define this fundamental unit of time. [Directed by Tjoff Koong, narrated by Addison Anderson].