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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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.