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A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and...

David Wallace, Mississippi State University On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The...

Why do different countries have different electric outlet plugs?

Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power...

Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington Until now, generating nuclear power has required massive facilities surrounded by acres of buildings, electrical infrastructure, roads, parking lots...

Why the offshore wind industry is about to take off

Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst There are only five wind turbines operating in U.S. waters today. But...

Now that Russia has apparently hacked America’s grid, shoring up security...

Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida Hackers taking down the U.S. electricity grid may sound like a plot ripped from a Bruce Willis action movie,...

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