Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The dancing, spider-like futuristic cruiser!
Call it the wave of the future -- a dancing spider-like cruiser that can take up to 12 people on a 5,000-mile journey.
Sounds like something out of a James Bond flick? Yes, you heard it right. Scientists have built the Proteus, a cruiser known as Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel or WAM-V, which blasts along on two giant inflatable tubes that let it 'dance' with waves.
According to them, the spider-like craft, powered by twin diesel engines, can be crewed by just two people as it tackles voyages of up to 5,000 miles.