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Computer errors from space

Going to great lengths to shield a data center from cosmic rays, such as covering it with lead, would be very expensive. It is much easier and cheaper to maintain geographically distributed data backups. If the worst happens, clients can…

Computers require time in isolation

Kyoto - Around the world, many people infected with Covid-19 have been forced to completely isolate themselves from others in order to avoid transmitting the infection. Some countries still recommend minimum isolation periods of up to 10…

Do more harm than good?

Most classrooms in New Zealand have an iPad or computer, and in times of lockdown they were a lifesaver. But some experts urge caution, saying overuse of the devices could have negative health consequences for children.Alex Muntz, an…

Making quantum computing a reality

While quantum computers exist in the laboratory, general-purpose quantum computers are not yet available for commercial use. How can companies respond to potential disruptions to this technology before it hits the mainstream market?…