Good news on the power front!

Consolidated Edison, Inc and American Superconductor Corporation have agreed to put a superconducting power line under midtown New York that should lead to a sturdier power grid able to withstand extreme weather and attacks.... The Department of Homeland Security will fund up to $25 million for the nearly $40 million superconductor cable, it calls "Project Hydra," after the mythical Greek monster that grew back multiple heads when one was severed.

OMG, Con Ed and Homeland Security teaming up? There's no way this can go wrong! Presumably the name "Project Sisyphus" was nixed as "too honest."

Attack-proof power line to be installed under NY [Reuters]