Category: systemic risk

remember bird flu?

A couple of years back, before the H1N1 swine flu was all the rage, all of us disaster obsessed types were focused on H5N1 bird…

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testing, 1, 2, 3, oopsie!

Last week, an experiment conducted by Duke University and the European RIPE Network Control Center got a little bit out of hand, interrupting Internet traffic…

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the great helium shortage of 2035?

It turns out that helium is important for more than party balloons and making our voices high and squeaky… and that we may run out…

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under the sea…

A while back, I did a post about the global undersea communications network which forms the underpinning of the global Internet.  Here’s a great way…

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public enemy #1 – the sun?

The subtitle of this blog promises reading to keep you up at night… so, here goes…  aside from creating hot weather and giving us skin…

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