New South Pole Station Self-Elevates with Hydraulics

A new scientific research station opened its doors last week in Amundsen-Scott, the southern-most inhabitable spot on our planet. It belongs to the US, and took 20 years and $174 million to design and build. Its creators are hoping it will last, this time—its previous incarnations were eventually buried by snow and… » 1/21/08 1:00pm 1/21/08 1:00pm