Daily digest: A quick flicker brought down New York’s subway system, what happens when you burn Hempcrete, and more

Welcome back to another Tuesday roundup of news you need to know (or interesting longer reads, at the very least).

Here’s what’s going on today:

How did a momentary flicker bring down half of New York’s subway lines?

If you live in New York City, you might have noticed your lights flicker on Sunday night as a transmission feeder from a powerplant in Long Island City failed. The rest of the electrical grid quickly picked up the slack and the interruption wasn’t enough to even restart most PCs, but for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the dip in current was catastrophic. The official New York City subway Twitter account sent out

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