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Why global power grids are still vulnerable to cyberattacks

World Mar 4, 2021

Why global power grids are still vulnerable to cyberattacks

More than five years after massive cyberattacks left a quarter of a million Ukrainians without electricity, the world’s power grids have become even more vulnerable to hackers. As utilities turn to sources of renewable energy and add millions of other components like smart meters, they’re ...

Fastest electric car chargers wait for batteries to catch up

Business Apr 4, 2019

Fastest electric car chargers wait for batteries to catch up

The viability of electric vehicles depends in part on one manufacturing plant in eastern Australia, where gleaming white cabinets the size of large refrigerators are loaded on shipping crates. They're among the most advanced car chargers available, promising to deliver a full tank of ...

Quake takes heaviest toll on elderly

National Mar 19, 2011

Quake takes heaviest toll on elderly

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Pref. — The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and fell behind as the tsunami rushed in. Nearly a week later, 71-year-old Taeko Kanno and her husband are ...