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Science is about finding the truth!

Science is about finding the truth!
I read a lot of news about the trustworthiness of science and scientists, more than ever with the current climate change ‘debates’. It is worth noting that the word science is latin for knowledge. So new information should be integrated into a scientific model. By definition, historical and new data cannot be at odds with...

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Making Room… Fractures are coming through!

Making Room… Fractures are coming through!
Enhanced Geothermal Systems Enhanced or engineered geothermal systems (EGS), frac'ing or fracking programs, hydraulic shearing... call it what you want, but our ability to alter rock reservoirs has the power to change the geothermal energy industry. Conventional geothermal energy programs need three things to be successful.

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Tapping the Energy Below

Tapping the Energy Below
As a geologist working in the geothermal energy sector I am always amazed to find out how many people have little to no understand of our planet’s workings and that our planet has incredible potential for heat and power. Even though it has already been development in dozens of countries worldwide and is a source...

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Daydreaming about Stuff! Where did it come from?

Daydreaming about Stuff! Where did it come from?
As a scientist, I occasional get in my “what’s that made of” mindset. It is like daydreaming about the world around you (when you should be driving, or listening, or working…) and how all the parts came together. In the end everything tangible in our world is made up of the basic elements... your car,...

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Welcome to the 3rd rock from the Sun!

Welcome to the 3rd rock from the Sun!
Love your rock is all about appreciation for the planet and the geology that gives us our everything.

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