2012 hysteria is so 2009, but that doesn't matter to Russian engineer Evgeny Ubiyko. He's built an $80,000 emergency pod that can survive magma and magnetic storms, and he's imploring the Russian government to buy several thousand post haste.

Overall, the device remind me of a souped up Starlab from my elementary school days. This is perhaps an unfair observation (as I've never seen Ubiyko's schematics), but here's some footage of his ark's model Al Jazeera took last year:

[Via Russia Today]