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    It helps that Alia Sabur is a genius -she began work on her engineering
    PhD at the age of 14 and become the youngest college professor in the history of America at the age of 18, and now she thinks she's got the answer to our problem[/URL]. She calls it the "seabed retread," and it involves stuffing the leaking riser with a pipe surrounded by deflated tires, then inflating the tires.

    Although the tires might not be able to inflate completely inside the riser, it should be able to stem the flow of oil, which could then be redirected into a new pipe, she figures, according to calculations she sketched out on a piece of paper in typical genius fashion.

    Alia was reading before she could walk, had moved on to novels by the age of two, and was playing in an orchestra by 11. She's currently working on a doctorate in engineering from Drexel University, and although she hasn't gotten her idea to BP yet, she hopes they'll consider it if their efforts fail, even though it doesn't involve writing angry letters to Twitter or flooding the Gulf with golf balls.


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    LI brainiac offers oil giant a slick fix - NYPOST.com

    SLIDELL, La. -- It just might work.
    A young Long Island genius took her oil-spill fix down to the Gulf yesterday, cornering a BP executive at a cleanup staging area and knocking his socks off during a half-hour powwow.
    "Wow, that's very impressive," Dave Golson, BP's operations director for eastern Louisiana, said after hearing Alia Sabur's pitch. "It's something we should give serious consideration."



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    If they use her solution, I hope they pay her for it

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    And my shove a cork in it went unnoticed

    How about water activated expanding life rafts inside a water soluble tube? they can inflate on their own cause how the hell are you going to fill the tires around that pipe?

    Wait the tube doesn't need to be completely soluble just blow air through it and the rafts will shoot into the pipe and expand causing a blockage.....

    Of course you gotta modify the rafts with heavy duty canisters of co2 to beat the water pressure at that depth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    And my shove a cork in it went unnoticed

    How about water activated expanding life rafts inside a water soluble tube? they can inflate on their own cause how the hell are you going to fill the tires around that pipe?
    I lol'd.

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