It is estimated that about 100,000 crashes a year are caused by sleepyhead drivers. Now, scientists are combating driver fatigue by developing systems that monitor your level of alertness -- and Nissan is hoping to wake you up with a blast of smell.
1. ONE CAMCORDER THAT CREDIBLY DOUBLES AS A STILL CAMERAWe're not convinced a single device can be great at both stills and video, but Sony's DCR-IP220-the first digital camcorder with a 2-megapixel CCD-is as close as
it gets. It's even packed with great camera features, including an intelligent pop-up flash and Hologram Autofocus and Night Framing for low-light situations. Price: $1,999. www.sony.com
2. FRIDGE MORE FROZEN THAN COLD
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.