Panasonic's Toughbook U1 monitors vitals of Chilean miners during rescue

The astounding Chilean miner rescue is still ongoing, and it seems to be progressing rather swimmingly. We're chalking it up to having entirely too long to plan, a rock-solid capsule and a Panasonic Toughbook U1. You heard right -- Panny's tough-as-nails UMPC is reportedly being attached to each miner as they are pulled up in order to monitor exact location and vitals. Dollars to donuts there's a ported version of Angry Birds on there to keep 'em entertained on the ride up, too.

[Thanks, Xavier]