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2008-08-18 03:00:23

By Gillette, Becky It sounds entirely unlikely: Could natural microbes in oil fields be fertilized in an enhanced oil recovery process that would allow twice as much oil to be recovered from fields previously considered "spent" than was originally produced? With soaring fuel costs causing grave concern about the economy and even national security, being able to recover more oil from old oil fields could have huge implications. And a researcher at Mississippi State University, professor...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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