Iceberg Cool

A bold way to beat the heat

Rising out of a field on the campus of Princeton University is an eerie-looking Dacron-covered dome that suggests a wayward spaceship. Inside is something that looks either like a miniature Matterhorn or perhaps a giant Sno-Cone wrapped in plastic. In fact, the mound is the tip of an iceberg. Beneath it, nestled into a 10-ft.-deep hole in the ground, is a thick heap of slowly melting ice. To its creator, Theodore Taylor, a nuclear physicist turned alternative-energy researcher, the pile of ice is proof that there are...

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