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Friday, February 8, 2013

Britain’s mobile research centre


  • Spaceship design will prevent station from being buried under the snow
  • Scientists will have labs, a gym and a bar
  • Building the station took four years


  • It looks like a spaceship from the Star Wars universe which has crash-landed on a frozen planet. 
    But this futuristic-looking facility on skis, which opens 100 years after Robert Scott's iconic expedition to Antarctica, is actually the £25.8 million future of cutting-edge research on the frozen continent.
    It is the world's first movable research centre designed specifically to be towed around to avoid it being buried under snow in the unforgiving region.






      







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