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Time trials   
Friday, 29 June 2012

Produced by Tess Gilfedder

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The phrase "every second counts" will be especially relevant this weekend, as Australia's timekeepers prepare to stop the clock. Time will pause for one leap second on Sunday morning, to keep the atomic clock in sync with the Earth.

(Photo from http://www.geograph.ie/photo/2773375)

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Bruce Warrington - Acting General Manager, Physical Metrology, National Measurement Institute

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