Thursday, August 9, 2012

The latest Solar Storm (of junk reporting...)

Well, Reuters, that bastion of scientific accuracy has done it again. </irony>

Citing a National Academy of Sciences report on the potential damage from Solar Storms, Reuters reported last week that "A monster blast of geomagnetic particles from the sun could destroy 300 or more of the 2,100 high-voltage transformers that are the backbone of the U.S. electric grid..."