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 Cinnamon    14,291

Italy to join Iceland in volcano drill


Italy is to help Iceland in the perforation process of the Krafla volcano located in the north of the country.

The news that the southern European nation is to help its northern counterpart in the Krafla Magma Drilling Project (IMDP) was announced by the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) on Tuesday.

The project has been designed as a way of helping to learn the conditions that lead to a volcanic eruption, and look at the possibilities of extracting energy when conditions are deemed “secure” from similar volcanoes across Europe. The Krafla volcano was particularly active between the mid-1970s and mid-80s, erupting on a number of occasions.


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Yeah, let's put this knife in this electrical socket and see if it releases the pressure of too much electrical current.


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 YourMom2    1,242

They couldn't screw the planet without taxpayer funding.

The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) is to finance the project; it also collaborates with the INGV of preliminary studies relating to the perforation of the Phlegraean Fields – a volcanic region located in a national park west of Naples.

Ah, funding. The ICDP sucks their money from a long list of countries. From the USA it's  the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).


They're blowing a cool million off the coast of Tanzania last month. In September provided another 1.5 mil for a project on the Lower Jurassic in Wales/UK - to understand the earth system.


The NSF -

NSF FY 2016
Budget Request to Congress

This FY 2016 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) continues NSF's longstanding commitment to making investments in learning and discovery that will grow our economy, sustain our competitive advantage, and enable America to remain the world leader in innovation. It embraces the challenge of ensuring that scientific discovery and technological breakthroughs remain engines for expanding the frontiers of human knowledge and responding to the challenges of the 21st century.

NSF's FY 2016 Budget Request is $7.724 billion, an increase of $379.34 million (5.2 percent) over the FY 2015 Estimate. This reflects a strong commitment from the Administration to support science and engineering broadly, as well as the people that keep our Nation’s scientific enterprise at the forefront of knowledge and discovery.



From 2015:

 Bolstering and advancing the types of core investments that have been central to the agency’s past success reflects a wise stewardship of NSF’s federal funding and ensures a strong return on taxpayer investment.


That's a puke worthy statement. I want my billions back from these idiots traipsing the planet with their big freaking drill. Growing the economy usually translates into more govt jobs for the science cult and higher taxes for the peasants.

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