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Last Updated: Monday April 10 2006 11:48 GMT

UK gets Bond-style gadget centre

James Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, at his 'gadget centre'
Britain's secret service is getting a gadget centre like the one used by super spy James Bond.

In the Bond films, 007 gets a string of amazing tools from a team of expert inventors led by the character, Q.

The Ministry Of Defence has brought together the best scientists in the business to develop technology to help in the fight against terrorism.

The Counter-Terrorism Science and Technology Centre will make stuff to defuse bombs and sniff out explosives.

A team of 15 scientists will work on various projects at a top secret laboratory in Wiltshire.

Defence Secretary John Reid described the centre as a "world class hub" to keep Britain one step ahead of terrorist threats.

The centre will provide information to many government departments.

The James Bond films have shown the super spy using briefcases, cars and watches containing hi-tech gadgets, in his fight against the villains.

The latest movie, Casino Royale starring new Bond Daniel Craig, hits the big screen later this year.

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