NEWSWORTHY

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Sep 22, 2018

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Hokkaido's prefecture-wide blackout on Sept. 6 was caused by a failed emergency step that was designed to prevent exactly what it caused after the level 7 earthquake, a document has revealed. The reason it failed was because the temblor triggered a bigger initial power loss ...

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Jul 22, 2018

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who ...

Could Russia sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

Mar 31, 2018

Could Russia sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry that the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? ...