PC users are at risk from an unexpected source: the sun. Solar flares, eruptions of gas from the sun's surface, have been proven to cause disruption to telecommunications and power supplies on earth. However, scientists at NASA and the European space agency have made an important breakthrough, and are now able not just to see the flares when they have happened, but to predict solar activity. Although these predictions should help scientists to guard against the possible ill effects of large eruptions, the immediate news is not good for users. Scientists are predicting an increase in solar explosions by the year 2000. A report in Electronic Times revealed last week that today's semiconductor technology is more at risk than previous generations from the neutrons that bombard us from the sun. It is virtually impossible to shield equipment against such bombardment, and research in this area is still far from providing a solution.
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