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Those tires at the front of the boat are not for decoration. This rugged watercraft is actually capable of transforming, with the push of a button, from a boat to a truck capable of hauling a 1500-kilogram payload at highway speeds. The Phibian High Speed Amphitruck from Gibbs Amphibians makes the transition from waterway to roadway in less than 10 seconds.
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Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.