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Fast Computing Zone
Computers operate in binary, meaning they store data and perform calculations using only zeros and ones | Image: Christiaan Colen
From the creation of the world wide web, to mapping a billion stars with the Gaia mission, computing is changing our world. Amazing, Usain Bolt-level, super speedy computers are all around us – they control the satellites that orbit our Earth and explore our solar system; they model plasmas, biological proteins and crystals, creating a simulated world at our fingertips.
Scientists in this zone might be working with supercomputers to develop more accurate weather forecasts, or using data analysis to better understand diseases like cancer, spotting differences between tumour samples in cells.