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This Floating Research Center Looks Like a Bond Villain's Secret Lair

City of Meriens is an international oceanographic university designed by architect Jacques Rougerie that will float around in the actual ocean, hosting researchers, teachers, and students. But if you had told us that it was the secret ocean lair of a demented billionaire intent on destroying the world, we also would have believed that. Even more, actually.

The design was inspired by a manta ray, in case that isn't immediately obvious.
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