Scorching desert and frozen tundra, all in one building

Wisconsin Public Radio

From the outside, it’s a bland, windowless red brick building. Inside, however, is a world of activity — literally. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Biotron is designed to simulate every environment on the planet, save Antarctica. According to Hannah Carey, the Biotron’s director, the research facility provides “unique environments for researchers at UW-Madison, others within the UW System, and even for commercial clients in the area that want to take advantage of environments that they may not be able to get anywhere else.”….

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