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(generated from captions) all the way beyond tomorrow. Time to travel forward in time,

that takes you into the future. This is the program worth 1.5 million bucks EACH? MATT: What makes these cars I've been waiting for! This is the moment abductions are on the rise. Police have warned safety, we have the answer. If you're worried about your kids' left in you after an operation. You'd be sick, too, if you had these I just couldn't believe it. pair of scissors. You know, it was this huge it never happens again. Now this robot will make sure They call these 'the naked streets'. where they've made it safe enough A bold traffic experiment to do this. You'll need a lot of balls are up to this week. to try what Adam and Jamie Ping-pong ball salvage. About 25,000, in fact. Whoo!

you need to know about these glasses. And if you ever travel, Here goes. THEME MUSIC where your kids are right now? CAROLINE: Do you know Maybe not. goes missing every 46 seconds. In the United States, a child In Australia, one every hour. While most are found within 24 hours, is every parent's nightmare. this statistic (kids shout and laugh) to watch their children closely... Police have warned Sydney parents in the past two months. Twenty attempted abductions a desperate search. REPORTER: Police launched We've gotta find him. children can be abduction targets. It's a dreadful fact of life that in the back of your head. And you often wish you had eyes Hello! KinderGuard, Well, thanks to this device, to watch your children 24/7. you'll soon be able Let's pop this on. This may look like a watch, a GPS tracking device but it's actually both indoors and out, that's accurate to within 10m, and it's very easy to conceal. Good. How's that feel? Have a good day. (laughs) Okay. Off you go, then, sweetheart.

Bye-bye. 'Bye. extra peace of mind. It can give you here at school, She's probably totally safe any time of day, but I can check on her whereabouts simply with the click of a mouse. in Belfast, Northern Ireland, KinderGuard was created here by father-of-three Ray Douglas

his Internet technology company Tibus as part of a joint project between and the University of Ulster.

by the tragic kidnapping He was inspired and Jessica Chapman in 2002 - of 10-year-olds Holly Wells that difficult age group both falling in becomes less stringent. where parental supervision really did shock us all. The incident in England

and our television screens For 14, 17 days, our newspapers of these two young kids put pictures of these images and eventually horribly killed. that had been kidnapped, from that, So, the device really was born developed a fairly unique technology and we're at a situation now we've possible assailants, that can not only deter it gives some comfort to parents. sounds simple enough. The KinderGuard bracelet in your mobile phone It uses a SIM card just like the one to a central server, to instantly send GPS data your child is at any given moment. so you'll know exactly where very clever. Now, this is where it gets have been around for years, GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, to satellite navigation in cars. from hand-held GPS for bushwalkers takes it one step further. But KinderGuard

using a highly sensitive GPS, It not only works out where you are, who you are, by using biometrics. but as a world first, it also knows a lot of GPS devices on the market, Yes, it's GPS, and there's locate the device, not the person. but those devices on the market to tie the person with the device, The important thing is through a biometric sensor and we're doing that

which picks up uniquely who you are.

of biometric signals - Everyone has their own unique set body temperature. things like your heartbeat, which are located on the back, And this KinderGuard has sensors and collect these signals. which sit on the skin of your wrist So, the unit can let a parent know been passed on to someone else. if the device has actually exactly where the child is. So within 10m, we can identify and confirm that is your child. Not only that, we can identify trigger a warning The biometric sensors is taken off your child. if the KinderGuard is that the technology allows parents But the key feature to create their own safe boundaries. at a certain time, and they don't, If you want them to arrive somewhere back to you. KinderGuard will send an alert Or you can set up a curfew zone, if your kids stray from a safe area. so you're alerted going down into Belfast city centre, Let's say, for example, young John's his movements in that space. and you want to control is click on the target area What you simply do then is going to. that you know young John a perimeter fence, if you like, You can then set up around that area, 5 kilometres, and that can be based on 5 metres, whatever you decide, as a parent. I'm going to know about it. If John moves outside that area, how you're alerted. You can even choose a message pops up on-screen. If you're surfing the Net, on your landline, Or you can receive an alert your personal digital assistant or an SMS on your mobile phone. working at the office So, you can be happily at the same time. and keeping an eye on your kids

Johnny's not so good... And in this case, No, we're going this way. away from the safe zone, He and his young mate have wandered and once the alert's sent, via the KinderGuard web site. Mum can quickly check where he is how she sets him straight. It's then up to her Johnny, where are you? this may sound all a bit extreme, Now, to some, is an invasion of privacy, or as though this stress the main aim here but KinderGuard's makers if their child's in danger, is to alert a parent a couple of simple buttons so the device also has that allow the kids to communicate back to their parents. If they push the first button at regular intervals,

or at a prearranged time, that tells the parent they're okay. The second button checks that the tracker is working, and if they push both buttons at once, that's the panic signal, and they're in danger. The bracelet will be available worldwide within three years. And in the future, KinderGuard will come in a miniaturised version that can be embedded in jewellery or clothes, making it more suitable for very young children. Down the track, the biometric GPS could be used for prisoners on parole or to monitor the safety of the sick and elderly in their own homes. But for now, this biometric bracelet is all about keeping kids safe. MATT: I already told you Adam and Jamie have a lot of balls. Well, they've got a sunken boat, too. CHEERING And I can feel some busting coming on! Whoo! And the bionic leg that thinks for itself. Wherever you find the Flavourhood Watch, you'll find Spud, Once you've had Tasty Jacks, you'll never go back. Jean's just parking the car. Don't say a word. Notice anything different?

ANNOUNCER: Talk about a good coffee! You've had your nails done! MATT: The jet aircraft was one of those inventions that really changed the way we see the world.

And these days, crossing hemispheres is faster and more accessible than ever before. With aircraft now virtually able to transport small neighbourhoods in one sitting, think about this - that adds up to a lot more people wandering around with jet lag, including yours truly. Just 15 hours ago I was in Sydney. Now I'm in a cab in San Francisco. Right now, my body clock is set for Sydney, where it's 4am, so my body is screaming out for sleep, even though it's mid-morning here in California. And the more time zones you cross, the more your body clock, or circadian rhythms, shift and make you feel lousy. It can take up to two weeks to get back into sync. The best natural solution is to get yourself into the sunlight as soon as possible. But now there's a portable, high-tech remedy called Re-time, and it was developed in the country that I've just come from, at Flinders University in Adelaide. Professor Leon Lack and his team at the university's sleep research laboratory

specialise in helping people get a good night's sleep. Hi, Kristen. We have to get you set up now with electrodes on your head to record your sleep. They've been monitoring patients' sleep patterns here for the past 25 years. And one of their success stories have been the application of light therapy to treat a range of sleep problems, including insomnia. Conventional light box therapy involves patients sitting in front of a light box for several hours every day. Any of these disorders caused by a mistiming of the body clock can be treated with bright light therapy, because bright light is the best tool for retiming the body clock. Now the team has come up with a simple, portable way to overcome the dreaded jet lag - sunglasses with their own built-in light source. The sunglasses come with an inbuilt light box that runs off an inexpensive 9-volt battery. And the LEDs last for years. Although it's well known the hormone melatonin plays a role in resetting our body clock, Professor Lack says it's not the main mechanism. Light directly into the retinas is much more powerful. The glasses work on the basis that bright light triggers cells in the retina that are connected with the body clock in the brain, and tell it it's daytime. They're designed to shine green light directly into the retinas. Colours at the blue end of the visible spectrum were found to be most effective at resetting the body clock, because they have a shorter wavelength. The light goes into the eyes, lands on the retina and presumably that's where the cells are in the retina that are sensitive to the short wavelengths,

like the blue and the blue-green green colours and then that sends information up to the body clock, which is located in the centre part of the brain, and basically readjusts the 'hands' on the body clock to an earlier or later time, depending on when you wear the glasses. To be most effective, you need to start tricking your body clock to match the time zone you're heading to a day or two before you travel. Depending on the direction you're flying, you either wear them for a couple of hours before going to bed, staying up an extra couple of hours, if you can. Or rise an hour or two earlier in the morning and wear them then. Then when you arrive you should wear them for two to three days afterwards for two-hour stretches. By using the light glasses, you're actually imposing upon your body clock the timing of light that you will experience in your destination environment.

So that's helping you to basically adjust before you even leave. How you use this all depends on whether you're travelling east or west. In my case, I travelled east, across seven time zones, so I would need a bunch of three-hour sessions over four consecutive days, starting before I left home. Now, I bet you're curious to find out what it looks like. Here goes. The glasses should be available for purchase in Australia

by the end of the year, for around $150. HAYDEN: This is Quebec City in Canada. It's about as French as you can get without actually being in France. If you're walking around taking in the sights, it pays to speak a bit of the language, so here goes. Mettre un pied devant l'autre. In English, that's "Just put one foot in front of the other," meaning the task at hand is quite simple. But for some people, even the natural act of walking

can be a everyday challenge. Simon Bouchard is a 27-year-old PhD student. In 1998 he was diagnosed with cancer in his left leg.

Despite a bone graft, the cancer returned, and three years ago, he lost his leg at the knee. Like many amputees, he now walks with the aid of a prosthetic limb, but his is unique. You see, it has a brain. Well, artificial intelligence, to be exact, and it does everything his right leg tells it to do. Here's how it works. Step 1 - wireless sensors... excuse me, mate... ..transmit information from the sound leg to... ..the bionic leg. Step 2 - that information is then processed by software embedded in here. It interprets Simon's intentions and creates movement based on the action of his sound leg. Step 3 - a naturally balanced walk. Standard artificial legs, known as passive prosthetics, have limited joint movement which simply respond to pressure placed on them. You can see in the front-on shot on the left that Simon's action is not smooth. But when Simon is wearing the bionic leg, his gait is more natural. The battery-driven motors are providing the propulsion and the sophisticated joints provide more shock absorption. And because the bionic leg is doing all the work, there's less wear and tear where the leg joins his knee, a common and potentially serious problem with passive prosthetics. The brains behind the brain behind the leg is Stephane Bedard, founder and Executive Vice President of Victhom Human Bionics. I can show here maybe the frame of the prosthesis, and more or less, it's a very simple frame. We've worked a lot on that, because the weight of the prosthesis was a very important feature, because we wanted to achieve the same weight of a natural leg, which is around 4, 4.2, or 4.5kg. It's a two-part system. A pad in Simon's right shoe monitors movement and pressure,

making up to 1,300 calculations per second. This data is collected by a sensor on Simon's right ankle, which sends the information wirelessly to software embedded in the bionic leg. Actions like walking or climbing stairs are usually repetitive ones, so the information enables the motorised bionic leg to replicate the action and the speed of the sound leg. In practice, that means Simon can tackle everyday obstacles you and I take for granted. With the other leg, I have to climb this way, one step at a time, or two. You have to pull the other leg up? Yeah, but I can do it in the normal way, like this. That is fantastic, isn't it? Yeah. It's...'s a really natural gait down. Yeah. It takes a bit of practice, but it's more comfortable. Simon just needs to remember to start any new action,

like climbing a stair, with his right foot, so the left one can then "learn it". Simon was one of about 20 who took part in the trials over 18 months. He's been using his bionic leg full-time for the past six months. For Stephane and his team, getting the leg ready for human use has been a long process. It took 15 years to design the artificial intelligence software, and the hardware to carry it around. The team built this robotic simulator

to help develop the most life-like prosthesis before trailing it on amputees. SIMON: One thing interesting about this bionic leg it's a finished product, it's something complete, but, you know, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Yeah. And I really... ..I'm really eager to see what she will do in the future. MATT: Some truly incredible things are happening beyond tomorrow, never leave an instrument behind... ..the car that'll cost a lifetime's pay... ..and if I told you we'd be reporting on the naked streets, you'd probably get the wrong idea. Stay tuned. To get important information about your destination, visit: It's a must see destination for smart travellers. (Scribe raps) # How many dudes you know roll like this? # How many dudes you know flow like this?

# Not many, if any # How many dudes you know got the skills to go # And rock a show like this? # CHEERING # Uh-uh, uh-uh # Next time you come on down to... # Get emotional. atch the all-new Hyundai A-League and English Premier League, live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS, plus live European action on ESPN. Call FOXTEL Digital, # Yeah, check it out. # GRAHAM: This is car shopping, the ordinary bloke's way. Visiting endless dealerships, haggling over price, and realising you don't have the budget to buy what you want anyway. Imagine what life would be like if you had $1 million to spend on a car. Well on 'Beyond Tomorrow',

we're gonna show you car shopping like you have never seen before. Take a look at what's in store for me - a test drive in one of the world's most expensive cars. So, this is what it's like to drive a $1 million car. Very nice. In the 1920s and '30s, the Maybach was the most exclusive car of its time. It was the brainchild of Karl Maybach, son of German automotive pioneer Wilhelm Maybach. For 20 years, it reigned supreme, but in 1941, World War II brought all that to an end. Well, 61 years later, it's risen phoenix-like from its war ashes. Daimler Chrysler, the makers of Mercedes Benz, has resurrected the brand. It's more opulent than ever

and still packed with technology ahead of its time. The starting price, just the base model, is close to $1 million, and only 500 are made every year. Today, I've been invited to Daimler Chrysler's exclusive Centre of Excellence in Stuttgart, Germany to experience what it would be like to buy one. Hi. Hello, nice to meet you. Alexander Schmidt is my name. You're gonna treat me like an oil sheik today?

For sure. We will do. There are two sizes to choose from. The one you drive yourself, the Maybach 57, and the one someone else drives for you - the 6.17m - just over 20 feet - Maybach 62. Now, purchasing a Maybach is a serious affair. I've been assigned my own Personal Liaison Manager, aka PLM, Alex. Apart from showing me the cars, he also, apparently, caters to my every whim. Look, I'd love tickets to the Grand Final at the MCG in Melbourne this year.

Oh, yes! Can you organise that? I'll looking for them too. It's really difficult, but I'm looking for that.

And what's a slap-up three-course meal between friends, when you've got $1 million to spend? Food's wonderful. Mmm. Let's have a toast. To the Maybach. Yes. Hope I have one soon. Once my PLM knows he's got a sale,

it's time to design the car to the specifications of my choice.

So, let's design one. Okay.

I'll open the Maybach commissioning wall. Inside, we have all these different samples. (laughs) Look at that. This is no easy task, with over two million possible combinations to choose from. Oh, there's more! Just in colour combinations alone, there are more than 300 choices,

and then there's the leathers, carpets and wood finishes, upholstery, lighting.

Here, every possible desire can be catered for. If you want a strip of diamond-encrusted wood trim, that can be arranged, for a cool $45,000 cash, of course. And to avoid any design faux pas, the Centre of Excellence has a virtual reality program that shows you all your choices put together. So will there be a flight attendant coming and serving champagne? No. We're working on that. Work on that. Custom-made Maybachs normally take four weeks to build, with another half-a-day for testing. But my chariot already awaits me outside. This is the moment I've been waiting for. My very own Maybach for the day. I've even got a driver. We're taking the Maybach out for a spin in the hills and villages of southern Germany. But before we get too comfortable, let's stop and take a better look at what's inside the car. The Maybach's designed all around the people who'll sit in the back, 'cause let's face it, if you're wealthy enough to buy one, you wouldn't bother driving. Get someone else to do that. For instance, up here you have... ..your own champagne flutes. Why do you need those? Because down here... ..they have...a fridge. You can keep your champers cold. There are also lots of safety features on this car. For example, if I were to have an accident,

the seat would automatically go back to the upright position, and there are 10 airbags - four in the front and six in the back. Driver, I think Paris would be nice. The Maybach has been designed to feel like a lounge room on wheels. There's remote control TV,

separate climate control for each side of the car, and two phones - one for each passenger.

But I reckon the piece de resistance is the fully-reclining back seat. As well as every luxury you can imagine, this car also has some really cool technology. Check this out. The roof is opaque. Can't see through it.

But with the push of a button, clear. The way it works is there's a layer of liquid crystals in between the glass layers there. When there is no electric current applied, the liquid crystals are opaque - you can't see through them. When you apply an electric current, they line up in such a way that you can see straight through them.

But the Maybach is not all about comfort and luxury. It's also a seriously powerful car. Under the bonnet, there's an engine that's been custom-made for the Maybach. It's V12, 550 horsepower, it can go from 0 to 100 in 5.4 seconds. For a big car like this - it weighs three tonnes - it's pretty impressive. It's got a top speed of about 250km/h. But to really get a feel for the car, I need to get behind the wheel. This car is absolutely magnificent to drive. You've got the luxury, you're surrounded by the luxury, but the feel - everything is so smooth. The gear change is smooth, the take-off is smooth. You can't feel the bumps on the road. But you feel sort of detached from the environment, really, but still in control. And if you think the Maybach 62 is impressive, take a look at their latest design. No, it's not the Batmobile, but the Maybach Exelero. It has a V12 twin turbo engine and an output of 700 horsepower. In recent track tests, it clocked in with a top speed of 351.45km/h. That's around 220mph. Sadly, the Exelero is a one-off show car. There are 25 Maybach centres around the world ready to take your call.

But before you shell out the dough, there's one thing you should know. Is it worth a million bucks? I'd buy one if I had a spare mill! Enjoying the ride? There's lots more to see yet. Like Adam and Jamie getting wet in the name of science... SHOUTS AND CHEERS ..a robot taking the guesswork out of the operating theatre. Looks tough... Just never get to the top! ..but this is extreme climbing for softies. Anna will show you the secret soon.

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# Get rhythm when you get the blues... # No matter what you're building, brighter people are using products made from BlueScope Steel materials, like XLERPLATE and COLORBOND steel. # When you get the blues. # ANNA: As populations increase, cities grow, traffic builds and life speeds up. We depend more and more on signs and lights. The average motorist spends six months of their life waiting at traffic lights. Not to mention paying attention to all those signals which tell us to look left, look right, give way, go back, speed up, slow down, go, stop! In the battle between people and vehicles, it seems traffic rules. I'm in the Netherlands, in a town where they're changing the way we think about road safety. No traffic lights, no street signs, and almost no accidents. This is one of the many 'naked streets' of Drachten, about two hours north-east of Amsterdam. No signs, no traffic lights and practically no distinction between roads and footpaths. In an ideal world, it means Henry Frieswijk can do this. You made it. Hi! Yeah, I did. Yeah. You weren't worried? No, not at all. You can do that because you've deregulated this intersection? Yeah. We did some years ago. There were lots and lots of traffic lights here. People had to wait a long time before they could cross, and we didn't want that anymore. We wanted safer traffic, we wanted a social environment. This is what the intersection used to look like. Traffic lights, pedestrian islands, 'Keep Right' signs, and lines all over the road. And this is the 'naked' version which has one basic rule - cars must give way to people and bikes. The idea is that removing all those trappings of modern-day traffic means drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have to interact. They stop looking at signs and start looking at each other to negotiate their way around, along and across the intersection. So, people are coming to this intersection with no signs, they're actually slowing down because they think it's dangerous? Yeah. Exactly. And then the people, personalities kick in, and you give way to each other? Yeah, you give way courteously. Hmm. Yeah. I like the sound of that. Courtesy. It's old-fashioned. It is old-fashioned, but works. And the statistics back Henry up. In the four years prior to these changes, there were eight serious accidents. In the four years as shared space, there have been none. How many cars pass through here, then, a day?

Approximately 10,000 cars a day. So, that's quite a lot. It's a busy junction. As a bonus, the new, safer roundabout is much easier on the eye. A tremendous amount of thought has gone into the road design in Drachten. These water fountains not only look good, they serve a purpose. They're connected to sensors, and the heavier the traffic, the higher they go. Which means they literally drown out the noise. So far, this shared space system has been trailed by seven regions

in The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and the UK, with promising results. The real test will be whether big cities like London and Paris will be brave enough to adopt this radical practice.

Hospitals are places that most of us would rather stay away from. Although in an emergency, it's comforting to know that we'll be in safe hands. But what if one of those hands belong to a robot? MACHINE BEEPS Keeping track of the instruments used by surgeons is vital. You'd be horrified at how often scissors, clamps, needles and gauze get left inside the patient after they've been stitched up. More than 1,500 patients a year in the US alone

are sent home with 'a little extra something' after surgery. It got so really bad, it was just excruciating. I said to my GP, "I really feel that there's something wrong." 18 months after surgery for colon cancer, and still in pain, doctors found a pair of 17cm-long scissors inside her. As I walked in, the X-rays were up on the screen. And I just couldn't believe it. There was this huge pair of scissors. And I said to him...I think I said, "They can't be scissors," and he said, "I'm afraid they are." And I was just devastated. Handing surgical instruments to the surgeon, and making sure they come back, is the responsibility of the scrub nurse. Everything is normally counted before and after the surgery, to avoid leaving things behind. BOTH:: One...two...three...four...five... But there's always the possibility of human error, especially in an emergency situation. And that's where Penelope comes in. ROBOT: Hayden, nice to meet you. Fantastic. Penelope is different to other robotic arms, because she uses an innovative vision system

to think for herself. The sense of vision gives the robot the ability to find the instrument, no matter where that instrument's thrown down on the tray. What the vision system does, it identifies that an instrument has been laid down on this tray. It tells the software where it is exactly, and what type of instrument that it is. Can we put Penelope to the test?

Brilliant. Now, if I put this down, ROBOT TALKS Go, girl. Go. Ah, look at that. Sweet. Now, that is fantastic. Moved that around exactly the same position that it was in. So, this vision here is on the computer screen behind you here. That's right. Now Penelope's blossomed into a fully working scrub nurse, ready to assist in her first real-life operation at Columbia University's Medical Centre. A colleague of Dr Treets is removing a benign cyst. His instruments are laid out on a table in front of Penelope. As he calls for each one by name, the robot arm swings into action. A gentle touch by the surgeon, and the instrument is in his hand. Before you know it, the cyst is out, and all the instruments are back on the tray where they belong. It's as if Penelope has always been doing this. We're on a trend. We are part of a trend. A very small part, probably. We're picking the medical area. But we'll probably be remembered as not just a surgical assistant robot, but one of the first personal robots. Penelope could well eliminate traumatic return trips to the hospital by ensuring that all surgical instruments are back on the table. and not accidentally left inside the patient. MATT: Okay, one boat... ECSTATIC CHEERING ..25,000 balls... Whoo! ..two pretty feisty guys. But do we have lift-off? It's anybody's guess whether it's actually gonna work. and there's nothing you can do about that, right? And Members Equity Bank have one of the lowest standard variable rates around at 6.74% per annum. by calling 13 15 63. Members Equity Bank - the Super Funds Bank.

(laughs) We've blown up phones, we've dropped dummies,

we've destroyed elevators - all in the name of science. Tonight, Adam and Jamie plumb the depths of popular culture for a myth that involves Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, a boat, and lots and lots of ping-pong balls. Donald Duck and his nephews provide the inspiration for this myth. In the 1940s, this comic strip showed their heroic exploits to raise a sunken ship using nothing but ping-pong balls. (muffled) One of the questions that comes to my mind is how much buoyancy does a ping-pong ball have and actually how much space a bunch of ping-pong ball occupies. Huh. (both laugh) Well, Jamie, your years as a captain of a ship down in the Caribbean is gonna serve you well for this myth - ping-pong ball salvage. Yeah, it actually seems pretty familiar to me, because in those days, I formed a salvage company and we actually raised a sunken sailboat using garbage bags, just by filling one bag up at a time. This is actually pretty similar, except we're going to be using thousands and thousands of ping-pong balls to do it. These, to raise a ship? Yeah. Off the bottom of the ocean? That's the myth.

First, the boys measure a 1.5-tonne ship to see how many ping-pong balls will fit inside. A few quick sums... It'll take just over 50,000 balls to make it neutrally buoyant, probably 60,000 to raise it from the bottom of the ocean. That's a small sailboat. A small sail boat, like a 25-footer or something like that. How on earth do they get so many balls down to a sunken boat? One of the first things I think we should do is actually try, in a scale experiment, seeing whether a flow of water downward will carry these with them. Because we might just get away with having a tube going down into the boat. Gravity takes the water down and maybe, just maybe, it'll pull some ping-pong balls with it. Then we can sit there and dump them in without having to enclose and pressurise the system. It's the simplest of techniques. Take a funnel and a tube, just add water and ping-pong balls, and gravity should do the rest. They're coming out. So far so good. So far so good. (both laugh) Simple, but brilliant. A dispensing rig to dispatch ping-pong balls down to Davy Jones's locker. That is going to save us so much work

if this actually works in a large scale. Next, a trip to buy an old boat... to sink. I think it's perfect.

The boys start to fill the boat with water. Remember, the myth's about salvaging a boat from the bottom of the harbour using nothing but ping-pong balls. CHEERING While Adam feeds the rig up above, Jamie and dive master Robert will be down below at the business end, marshalling balls into the boat. At this point in the salvage, the boys have piped down over 25,000 ping-pong balls. It's long way short of their estimate of 50,000 balls, and it seems they've hit a snag. Oh, no. They're coming up. On the front, there was this hatch on the bower that we screwed down. That hole blew out, it seems from the pressure of the ping-pong balls, 'cause we were up here pumping the balls down and all of a sudden ping-pong balls are shooting outta the water. A new hatch cover is quickly improvised. The dispensing rig swings into high gear and our salvage team are back in business. The ping-pong balls fly into the depths, and before long, there's 26,000 of them. The boat is upright. It's teetering. So, we know we've got lots of flotation in there. It's a question of overcoming the weight of the keel in this boat. These boats have a lead keel, so, uh, it's anybody's guess whether it's actually gonna work. Well, hang on to your hat, Jamie. This boat's starting to float.

Yeah! It worked! Whoo! We succeeded, of all things. We got 'The Mythtanic' to the surface using about... ..25...27,000 ping-pong balls, all told, which is a lot less than I thought we'd need. But she's on the surface. We did it. Well, guys, ping-pong ball salvage busted, plausible, or confirmed? Amazingly, I'd say this one is entirely plausible. Yeah, plausible. Not practical, though. You never think anything's really practical, do you? What are you talking about? For the record, it worked for Donald as well. MATT: Next week, Adam and Jamie try to bust the breathalyser myths. Oh, that was nothing, really. How good is this?

Climb as high as you like, but never leave the ground.

Indoor climbing - it's a great way to stay in shape and have fun at the same time, but the challenge of getting to the top can become stale, because a wall is a wall, and it's always the same. Well, what about a wall that's constantly changing,

that detects your skill level and adjusts the difficulty, to keep the challenge fresh? This is Climbstation, a mobile climbing gym. It's only 4 metres tall, but it's a never-ending rock face. Climbstation is more than just a conveyor belt. It's stacked with computer-controlled sensors which make it challenging and safe. This is good. So far, so good. (laughs) Doing okay. How is this better than, say, an indoor rock-climbing wall at a gym? Well, actually, it doesn't need so much space, at least. Compact and fun, especially when the computer decides it's time for an earthquake. Are we holding on? Oh! (laughs) That's cool. When it's not trying to shake you off,

the computer can also detect how quickly you're scaling the wall and adjust the rotation speed.

Climbstation can be preset to match your skill level - easy, medium or hard. And it can be adjusted according to your weight, age and height. And if you go too high, there, the speed will increase. So, say if I was up here... ..and was climbing faster... Yes. ..then it would slow down. Oh, no, no, it would get faster. It is! It's getting faster! You just never get to the top.

There are 25 sensors built into and around Climbstation. Some are in the mats on the floor, so the machine knows when the climber has fallen off and immediately shuts down. The wall won't rotate again until it senses someone's weight. It even knows when an experienced climber is on board - the wall tilts, so it can go from a steep hill to every climber's nightmare - the dreaded overhang. This one's a prototype, but when Climbstation goes into production, they'll have two versions - one just for entertainment, and the other you'll find in gyms, alongside the Stairmaster and the treadmill for a work-out with a bit of a difference. Time for me to burn some calories, I think.

The grips are colour-coded, so depending on which one you grab, the computer can adjust the level of difficulty. If you wanted to make it tougher for yourself, you could just stick with, say, red ones. They're really tough.

The orange ones are easy. But at the moment, I'm using all of them. Ooh! This is getting harder and harder. (laughs) It's really all about technique, at this point, of which I'm possibly... MACHINE SHUDDERS ..lacking. Now, if this was an indoor wall, it would have to be really big, because by now, I'd be about 20m or 30m off the ground. And here's Climbstation's biggest feature.

When I eventually lose my grip, it's nothing more than a step down onto the mat.

How safe is that? That was fun. Climbstations will go on sale later this year, costing 15,000 euros. That's around $25,000. Was that cool or what? Now, I live and breath this stuff all the time, but some of these stories still blow me away. If they do the same to you, check out our website for more. Here's the address: From all of us, goodnight.