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Solar Flares Could Mess With GPS

The Global Positioning System may be threatened by solar flares, some scientists warned this week.
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The Global Positioning System may be threatened by solar flares, some scientists warned this week.

The story, reported by AP via the Boston Globe, quotes the director of the National Weather Service saying, “Our increasingly technologically dependent society is becoming increasingly vulnerable to space weather,” David L. Johnson, director of the National Weather Service, said at a briefing.

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