All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘power outages’

Power Outages Leave Millions Without Electricity

Power outages caused by a series of extremely powerful storms on Friday has left more than two million people without electricity. This, of course, wouldn’t necessarily be a huge problem were it not for the recent wave of overwhelming heat that has plague the States over the past week. As many people attempt to cope with the relentless temperatures, officials …

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Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites

Last Thursday night a power outage in a Northern Virginia data center caused some websites running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology to go down. The issue was resolved within a few hours, and Amazon was quick to provide updates on the situation at its status page for AWS. The situation began at around 9:45 PDT, and the status …

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Solar Storm 2012 Not So Bad: No Power Outages Yet Reported

We warned you yesterday of a coming solar storm, one of the largest to hit Earth in several years. Some forecasters predicted that the storm–about 10 times more powerful than the solar winds that usually reach us–could cause power outages and disrupt satellites and other technologies, as well as increase the frequency and visibility of the Northern Lights. So far …

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Upcoming Solar Storm May Cause Outages

As if the Earth does not have enough environmental problems to deal with already, especially with the recent tornadoes that northeast America just experienced, there may be another anomaly coming that we might have to deal with… a solar storm! According to the Space Weather Prediction Center @ NOAA, a trusted source with space-related information, the sun erupted this past …

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