Space Storm Belt Discovered Across U.S. Upper Midwest

If you live one of the states in the Upper Midwest portion of the U.S. and you’re looking for something else to worry about besides the election, the Packers and bad cheese – this may be it. A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has determined that this area, particularly the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, suffers from enough … Continue reading

What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The U.S. Grid

Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle. Where Delta blamed its … Continue reading

The Deadly Threat Of A Solar Superstorm

A powerful electromagnetic pulse could knock out the power grid and the internet. How serious is the threat? Here’s everything you need to know: What is an electromagnetic pulse? It’s a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy with enormous destructive potential. An EMP can arise from natural phenomena, such as lightning strikes, or from human activity, such as a nuclear explosion. … Continue reading