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The University of Queensland, in Australia has been watching Eureka, the TV series about a town full of geniuses - or so it appears - because they want to build one for real. (Read
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|"Real life science towns have existed since the 1940s. They're not like Eureka, more like "the Village" from the TV show "The Prisoner". They were set up in the XUSSR and housed nuclear and other secret research facilities. They were informally known as mailbox towns after the practice to designate them as mailbox 5, as in the case of one town (now Seversk 5) which my father saw evidence for in the form of multi-megawatt power-lines to nowhere in the picturesque forests outside Tomsk ...
Baikonur is perhaps the most famous example:
(Yossi Preminger 10/28/2008 1:58:28 PM)
|"Yossi, terrific comment. I totally forgot about similar developments in the US, the most obvious of which relate to the Manhattan Project. Although there were at least thirty different locations used, three secret towns were established at Los Alamos, NM, Oak Ridge, TN and Richland, WA."
(Bill Christensen 10/28/2008 2:56:47 PM)
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