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Gov. Mike Rounds says an underground science lab being developed in the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota's Black Hills will boost research and education worldwide.

Rounds spoke in a video link Wednesday with people gathered at a conference in Virginia dealing with improving the Internet. Scientists nearly a mile underground in the mine also took part.

The conference unveiled an abbreviated version of a new video about the underground lab that will be made available to schools.  South Dakota already has spent $65 million to convert the former gold mine into an underground science lab. The state hopes the National Science Foundation will take over funding next year to turn the mine into a national underground physics lab.
 
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