Thursday, December 15, 2016

Science & Technology: Report on the Iceland Deep Drilling Project

How do you drill into a 500°C volcano? (BBC News)

(Video 1:34 minutes)

Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth. The hole will be 5km deep and is expected to hit temperatures between 400°C (752F) and 1000°C. Rebecca Morelle reports.