The chainsaw engine pushes back with a whine as the diamond-tipped bit cuts deeper into the dolerite rock.My PhD student, Cedric Djeutchou, is ensuring that the bit stays cool by maintaining a steady flow of water froma small pump can. I need to cut another centimetre or so to complete the core. Read more
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