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This April 2, 2012 photo released on Wednesday by the British Antarctic Survey shows the Halley VI Research Station on the edge of the South Atlantic Ocean. Researchers say that Britain’s new Antarctic base will be movable — capable of sliding across the ice on ski-clad stilts. The innovation will enable researchers to keep one step ahead of the southern continent’s shifting ice and pounding snows.

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UK’s space age Antarctic base can slide across ice

British researchers have unveiled a futuristic Antarctic research base that can move, sliding across the frozen surface to beat the shifting ice and pounding snow that doomed its predecessors.


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