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Minnesota Man Builds Incredible Ice Sculptures with Geothermal Heat

March 8, 2011 Posted by

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Roger Hanson is an artist. But while others are using paint and pastels, Hanson prefers a geothermal heating system, lots of water and a complex computer program he created himself to build ice sculptures larger than his house.

While this year’s sculpture, at 65 feet tall and 85 feet long, is by far Hanson’s biggest, he’s been perfecting his sculpting skills since 2007. Each year the design …continue reading Minnesota Man Builds Incredible Ice Sculptures with Geothermal Heat

Failed Magma Study Leads to Unimaginable Pay Dirt

March 1, 2011 Posted by

Sometimes scientific discoveries occur after years of careful planning and meticulous research. But sometimes they occur by happenstance, taking the scientific community by storm. That was precisely the case when scientists in Iceland discovered the amazing geothermal energy potential in magma. magma geothermal energy In 2009 the Iceland Deep Drilling Project was in full swing, digging deep into the ground to test the energy potential of extremely hot water under high pressure (known as supercritical water). Then, 7,000 feet into the 15,000 feet dig, …continue reading Failed Magma Study Leads to Unimaginable Pay Dirt

Idaho Taps into Rich Geothermal Energy Potential

February 11, 2011 Posted by

If Idaho has the potential to power 650,000 homes with geothermal energy by 2025, why do they only have one operating geothermal plant? Because outdated laws and unwelcoming restrictions have developers running scared. idaho geothermal energy potential In an effort to make the state more attractive for potential developers, four bills have recently been introduced to the state Legislature under Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. The bills would get …continue reading Idaho Taps into Rich Geothermal Energy Potential