Get the latest traffic info with cellular-equipped GPS
By Sean Portnoy
Posted 04.03.2009 at 12:31 pm 1 Comment
Avoid bottlenecks with TomTom’s GO 740 LIVE. It uses the same kind of chip as a cellphone to retrieve traffic updates every two minutes, instantly recalculating your route to detour around jams. The wireless connection also allows drivers to zap info, such as their current location, to pals who own a GO 740 or future models in the company’s LIVE series.
The autonomous underwater robot known as DepthX has completed its exploration of one of the worlds deepest sinkholes, Mexicos Sistema Zacatón. Diving almost 1,100 feet into this massive, water-filled network of caves, DepthX penetrated far deeper than human divers have ever reached. It brought back samples of water and slime coating the cave walls.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.