While the Pentagon remains focused on hardening the grid to stave off potential electromagnetic pulse attacks capable of completely knocking the country's electronics offline, a similar threat could come from a natural occurrence.
Researchers warn that the same solar storm energy that delivers the wondrous Northern Lights is capable of creating utter chaos if a solar flare erupts and winds up striking the power grid.
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Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.