At $20,000 each, the Intruder vests aren't cheap. But considering a military or police dog can cost upwards of $50,000, keeping a well-trained canine from going down in the line of duty is paramount. Not to mention, the operational enhancement from the extended range should up each dogs value on the battlefield or in emergency situations substantially. For our part, we'd be happy with a remote rig that lets us take the dog out to the curb without us ever leaving the couch.
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.