Thought for the month

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Small may be vulnerable

Ever worried about your phone or tablet malfunctioning due to cosmic rays and solar flares? Apparently ‘single-event upsets’ caused by particle impact is a known phenomenon but difficult to characterise in terms of related malfunctions. The semiconductor manufacturers are concerned about this problem potentially getting more serious as the size of the transistors in integrated circuits shrink. Time for a lead lined, concrete case for my laptop?

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