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    a compound substance in which molecules from one material are trapped within a crystal structure of another material

    The reason is that there is plenty of fossil carbon down there, and we keep finding more: the Japanese have just demonstrated how to mine sub-ocean methane clathrates.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/03/2013

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