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Aug
19
2014

Worth its weight: Water in the west

This story appears in the 2014-15 issue of Mines' research magazine, "Energy & the Earth."   Water and oil don’t mix. With oil and gas production and water, it’s quite the opposite. Getting at the unconventional oil and gas reserves at the heart News
Aug
13
2014

Sustainability and the subsurface world

This story appears in the 2014-15 issue of Mines' research magazine, "Energy & the Earth." For those of us residing on the planet’s surface, the term “shale” evokes visions of flaking layers of rock you can all but peel away by hand. Oil and gas News
Aug
06
2013

Mines receives world’s first geothermic fuel cell

Researchers at Colorado School of Mines took delivery of the world’s first Geothermic Fuel Cell (GFC) on Aug. 5, 2013.  Designed and built by Delphi, headquartered in Rochester, NY, for IEP Technology, of Parker, Colo., the GFC will efficiently News
Jun
14
2013

Connecting the Pine Beetle Dots

By Todd Neff Forests across the Mountain West have gone orange and faded to gray. Since about the turn of the millennium, the mountain pine beetle’s appetite for lodgepole has killed off some four million acres of trees in Colorado and Wyoming alone News
Dec
06
2012

Renewable energy lessons from the real world

As it’s often said, the real world can be the best classroom. That’s precisely the idea behind an assignment students in Teaching Professor Chuck Stone’s ENGY 320 Renewable Energy course received: to individually design their own field trips to News
Oct
31
2012

Engineering a quantum leap in solar power

Take a look at a solar panel on a sunny Colorado day and, if you’re like most people, you won’t see much more than a blinding glare. Mark Lusk sees wasted opportunity. “I see that glare and feel how hot the panels on my roof get and say, ‘What a News
Apr
27
2012

Enhancing STEM fields and sustainability education

A group of Mines students and faculty are collaborating with area teachers, college professors and school administrators on a project aimed at enhancing education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, particularly as they News