Two of the biggest electric power grids on the earth are related by seven compact threads. Those people seven threads (technically, they’re back-to-back, significant-voltage, direct-present-day connections) join America’s Japanese and Western interconnections and have one,320 megawatts of electric powered-electric power dealing with capacity. (The seam separating the grids operates, roughly, […]

This article appeared in the March/April 2021 problem of Discover as “The Land of Living Snowflakes.” Aid our science journalism by getting a subscriber. St. Matthew Island sits by itself in the frigid emptiness of the Bering Sea, like a good, gnarled stone thrown significantly from Alaska’s western coast. On these shores, the rhythmic […]