7 Most Extreme Laboratories on Earth

Extreme science sometimes calls for extreme conditions. For example, SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario, is buried two kilometers underground in a nickel mine to explore things you can only do away from the earth's surface.

Research at SNOLAB focuses on astroparticle physics, including cosmic dark matter searches, low-energy solar neutrinos and supernova neutrino searches. However, scientists from various other fields, including geophysics and seismology, have also expressed interest in working at the facility, which could also be useful to underground biology researchers.

Take a look at the coldest, the hottest, the highest, the lowest, the deepest, and the biggest science laboratories on earth at Tech Graffiti. Link -via the Presurfer

(Image credit: SNOLAB)

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While the location of IceCube is quite cold (along with a lot of other research that goes on at the Amundsen–Scott station at the South Pole, it isn't the only project here), one of the main groups contributing at the U. of Wisconsin celebrates when roughly once a year it is colder in Wisconsin than at the South Pole. It helps that it is summer in the south when it is winter in the north though.
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