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Video: Geothermal Energy Process

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Power from the Center of the Earth

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By now you’ve heard of wind and solar as potential sources of clean energy, but how about looking beneath the surface? Earth’s fiery core reaches temperatures of up to 9,000° F, and much of that heat could be harnessed for fuel. According to a 2007 geothermal study conducted by the Energy Department, the New York Times reports, geothermal power may “produce as much as 60,000 times the nation’s annual energy usage.” It could also prove a more environmentally friendly solution than other energy sources.

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Engineering: One of the Highest-Paid Disciplines

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More great news for all you future engineers: chances are good that you’ll soon be bringing in the benjamins. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, graduates of engineering programs have higher starting salaries than those of any other discipline, Business Week reports.

Here are their stats for the top 10 best-paid majors (after the jump):

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Video: Climate Control: Predicting Floods and Volcanic Eruptions

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