This artist rendering provided by the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation shows the $1 billion scientific ghost town that will be developed in Lea County near Hobbs, N.M. Officials said the ... more 
This artist rendering provided by the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation shows the $1 billion scientific ghost town that will be developed in Lea County near Hobbs, N.M. Officials said the city without residents will be developed to help researchers test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets. (AP Photo/Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation
Tue, May 8, 2012 6:48 PM EDT