Distinctive stations on Antarctica

10:34, April 27, 2010      

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Since the 1950s, many expedition teams from different countries have landed on the Antarctic and constructed 53 research stations of various styles on this amazing land.

Following are some of them:

1.Princess Elisabeth Base, Belgium

Princess Elisabeth Base, Belgium (Photo Source: xinhuanet.com)

The compacted, high-efficient Princess Elisabeth Base, which was taken into use on Feb. 15, 2009, only opens in summer.

As the first zero-emission structure on Antarctic ice sheet, the base adopts a complicated energy-control system and makes full use of its solar power generator set of 52 kWh and wind power generator set of 54 kWh.

Every power outlet of each equipment in the station is numbered and the base will provide electricity as the priority. In other word, if you want to charge your iPod, you must get the permission of the server at first.

Source: Xinhuanet
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