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How to short-circuit the US power grid

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By Paul Marks PREDICTING how rumours and epidemics percolate through populations, or how traffic jams spread through city streets, are network analyst Jian-Wei Wang’s bread and butter. But his latest findings are likely to spark worries in the US: he’s worked out how attackers could cause a cascade of network failures in the US’s west-coast electricity grid – cutting power to economic powerhouses Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Wang and colleagues at Dalian University of Technology in the Chinese province of Liaoning modelled the US’s west-coast grid using publicly available data on how it, and its subnetworks, are connected (Safety Science, DOI: