Latest Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory Stories

2010-04-21 12:44:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Internet2's 2010 Spring Member Meeting will transport participants nearly a mile underground to explore America's newest networking frontier. The live high-definition videoconference will show how the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota -- once the deepest mine in North America -- is being transformed into a high-tech national Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The HD videoconference, using Polycom HDX 8006...

2009-10-16 07:55:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has authorized more than $29 million for the University of California, Berkeley, to create a preliminary plan for turning a former gold mine in South Dakota into the world's deepest laboratory. The grant, approved Sept. 24 by the National Science Board, is for a preliminary design of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), a facility at the former Homestake gold mine in Lead, S.D. The laboratory would consist of underground labs...

2009-06-24 09:50:00

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds paid a visit to UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab last Friday (June 12) to get a feel for the type of research operation the campus and the lab plan to build at his state's famed Homestake gold mine.Rounds has strongly supported efforts to turn the mine, founded in 1877 by mining magnate and California Sen. George Hearst and taken out of operation in 2002, into the world's premier underground research laboratory, and the only one capable of answering critical...

2006-01-25 06:56:16

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Scientists from around the country will gather in the Black Hills next month to pitch experiments to be performed thousands of feet below ground in an abandoned gold mine. South Dakota is preparing to take ownership of the Homestake Mine from Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) within a month, and that will allow officials to begin preliminary work aimed at turning a burrowed-out area 4,850 feet below Lead into an underground laboratory. The state's long-term goal is...

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