Clues about earthquakes, the changing climate and even life itself are what scientists hope to pursue with a $239 million National Science Foundation project at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The lab will be connected to land by 600 miles of power and Internet cables, enabling scientists to expand on types of research that were previously limited by batteries powering remote devices. The lab is being designed by electrical engineers to be as versatile as possible," added Geoff Cram, senior mechanical engineer. "It will be able to handle instruments in the future that no one has thought of."

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