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The Timekeeping Tech that Keeps the Olympics Fair

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Olympics starter gun

The Electronic Start System by OMEGA.

Credit: OMEGA

"On your marks, get set, Go!" might work to start a race on the playground but in the highest-stakes world of the Olympic games, where every thousandth of a second counts, even a gunshot isn't fast enough to accurately and fairly start a race.

From Smithsonian magazine
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