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The Y5K Bug? Hurdling The Leap Day Problem

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February 28, 2000
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American Institute of Physics -- Inside Science News Service
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Leap day is more than a novelty that comes once every four years. And even with the extra day to even out the calendar, we may be headed for trouble down the line. It's what one physicist calls the "Y5K" problem.

COLLEGE PARK, MD (February 25, 2000) – Leap day may simply seem like a novelty that comes once every four years, but without it, the seasons would quickly get out of whack. Even with the extra day, we may be headed for problems down the line.


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American Institute of Physics -- Inside Science News Service. "The Y5K Bug? Hurdling The Leap Day Problem." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 February 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000225115345.htm>.
American Institute of Physics -- Inside Science News Service. (2000, February 28). The Y5K Bug? Hurdling The Leap Day Problem. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000225115345.htm
American Institute of Physics -- Inside Science News Service. "The Y5K Bug? Hurdling The Leap Day Problem." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000225115345.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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