Declan Butler, Nature
Researchers worldwide are racing to get ahead of a bug in the US Global Positioning System (GPS) that could cause data loggers, including thousands of scientific instruments, to malfunction starting on 6 April. The glitch, known as the week number rollover’, could trigger GPS receivers which enable devices used throughout research to keep highly accurate time to reset their clocks and spit out corrupted data.
Original Title: GPS Glitch Threatens Thousands of Science Instruments
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