Sandia Labs announces Seismic Power PlantDr. Victor Marsden, a noted scientist with Sandia Labs and UC Berkeley has announced a project to create a power plant using deep crust drilling and EVA metallurgy to convert the naturally occurring seismic activity in an area into energy. The result will be a nearly cost free source of energy (once initial costs are met) and reduce the effects of uncontrolled seismic energies. This could be a boon to areas such as Japan, California, Peru where earthquakes wreak havoc on the people there.
The first full scale experiment will take place in deserts northwest of Las Vegas for early next year.