Startlingly modern! Jony Ives would approve.
However: Take out the window and it could be a smoke detector, so it's not that modern.
Here's a premise you've never considered before:
The top secret synchrotron took accurate photos of the future - and what they showed was disaster, both for the girl who ran the machine and the world she worked for.
Major Judgen, astronaut, had trained for a first flight through space. Now he was called on to put his ability into an untested flight across time. Was his girl friend's death a certainty - and did that same certainty also doom the rest of humanity?
Or was there a way to snatch a double victory from the discoveries to be made on the day after the world came to an end?
A double-victory snatching the day after the world ended?