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Trying to remember this scifi short story I stumble on from time to time. The only thing I can recall is that the universe or solar system was ending, and some scientists went into a vault to gather a few seconds more of data before everything ended.

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  • It was that one. Just couldn't remember any of the plot details. – xinpig Dec 4 '16 at 18:40
  • I remember it specifically because their efforts are so charmingly English. The world's ending, but that's no reason not to carry on regardless. – Valorum Dec 4 '16 at 20:08