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Defuse a volcano? (23)

1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-10-27 19:42 ID:Yc4D7ZOM

As this is the ever-highly speculative Science board, I put to you a highly speculative scenario: Are you a bad enough dude/construction company/government agency/super villain to stop a volcano? Can you think of a way to take enough energy out of the equation to make a volcano sputter rather than explode?

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14 Name: Spike : 2011-12-01 09:11 ID:hldAjPWa

Anybody remember that episode of the Transformers where the Decepticons were draining off the heat of the Earth to fill their energon cubes and it got so cold that you could have a snowball fight in the desert in the middle of July?

15 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-12-31 14:50 ID:veQXhOEn

If you injected a powerful agent to lower the viscosity of the melt, it would decrease explosive potential. You could heat up the melt a lot while simultaneously introducing iron or other heavier elements to lower the silica content, which would also lower the viscosity and decrease likelihood of powerful eruption.

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17 Name: Hitler's Gas Bill : 2017-01-10 19:26 ID:3aP2bG+I

How about sand? Cheap, otherwise useless, and easy-to-access.
Plus, free glass, right?

18 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2017-10-16 08:40 ID:XwUbjuU1

Yellowstone Super-Volcano eruption imminent!

19 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2018-01-16 21:20 ID:jY5GkLEv

I have a special porn folder ready for that day.

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21 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2018-04-26 01:37 ID:jdaHTFmh

You could probably earn more than a million bucks by defusing volcanoes.

22 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2018-05-15 20:51 ID:lxGeI8ry

Someone needs to defuse the Kilauea volcano before it blows its top and kills us all!!

23 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2018-08-20 19:05 ID:jdaHTFmh

Kilauea is a shield volcano which means it never does anything except gently burp lava. The only people it's going to kill are locals and dumb tourists, and even that's only likely if there's another pyroclastic flow like in 1790.