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EMP-What Does It Do And What Are The Results.

EmP also known as Electromagentic Pulse is a direct result of a nuclear detonation.  In the early 1960′s the U.S. military and the Soviet military knew what EmP was and decided to look into EmP as a possible strategic weapon for their respective arsenals.  1,256 more words



Newsbusters) “The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis,” the Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Smith reported on the front page of Thursday’s paper. 38 more words

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Report: U.S. Could Be Plunged Into Blackout By Minimal Attacks

The dystopian, post-electricity world of NBC’s sci-fi show Revolution may be a less fictional possibility than you thought, according to the results of a major federal study on vulnerability in the electricity grid reported Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. 283 more words

How many bullets would it take to plunge America into the dark?

Not all that many, unfortunately:

It turns out the United States—which has the largest and most complex electric power network in the world, and which is completely and utterly dependent upon electricity for its daily survival—does not have the capability of manufacturing the single most crucial component of its electrical grid: the TRANSFORMER.

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America. It Was A Really Good Idea

Moonshot cleantech projects at ARPA-E

Attended ARPA-E’s annual Energy Innovation Summit this week. For those of you not familiar with ARPA-E, it’s the baby sister to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), that great government program that brought us the likes of the Internet and GPS. 722 more words