Just in time for the holidays, PopSci presents our roundup of the year's must-have products. From high-voltage flashlights and the flattest-screen TV to a waterproof camera and carbon-fiber laptop, it's the best and shiniest of 2007. Enjoy the offerings here.
By Gregory MonePosted 08.27.2007 at 2:51 pm 0 Comments
Three weeks after the cave-in of the Crandall Canyon Mine, rescuers are still searching for missing miners, but now they're hoping for help from a robotic camera. After drilling another hole into the mine, and finding no new information, rescuers were planning to use an 8-inch, 70-pound, waterproof camera to search for possible survivors.
The robot, constructed over the past week by the Canadian company Inuktun, could be lowered up to 2,000 feet, and should then be able to travel another 1,000 on its own. It has two cameras and a 200-watt light to brighten up the space, but there's no guarantee that it will even make it down into the holes.—Gregory Mone