News tagged with drill

Solution blooming for fracking spills?

North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Environment
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Taking a fault's temperature

Ever think about taking a fault's temperature? What would you learn? A unique experiment where temperature was continuously measured for nearly a year inside the fault that made the catastrophic 2011 magnitude 9.0 Japan Earthquake ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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California panel rejects major coastal development

A California panel has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to build nearly 900 upscale homes and a hotel on a valuable stretch of Southern California coastline that has long been the site of oil drilling and now provides habitat ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Environment
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Keeping alive the art of experimental design

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Engineering
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