One Burst And The World Goes Dark

Posted on October 27, 2010


Electromagnetic pulse impact far and wide

From USA Today:

Modern society relies on technologies vulnerable to electromagnetic pulse effects that, if strong enough, can induce currents that burn out wires and circuits. The following are two worst-case scenarios depending on whom you believe, the threat of an electromagnetic pulse triggered by either a supersized solar storm or terrorist A-bomb, both capable of disabling the electric grid that powers modern life.