Science: A Deep, Deep Well

The proposal to sink a deep shaft ten or twelve miles into the crust of the earth is not new. It has been advanced from time to time in recent years. Frequently it has been coupled with a proposal to tap the interior heat of the earth for industrial purposes.

Last week, it was renewed by Sir Charles A. Parsons K.C.B., F.R.S., at a luncheon tendered him by the Engineers' Club of Manhattan. He suggested that the shaft be sunk purely in the interests of Science with no prospect of pecuniary profit. He suggested...

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