It's that time again--our illustrated roundup of the future this week. Robots were in the news quite a bit (meaning it was a good week): robots made of shapeless goo, robots that eat biomaterials for energy and robots that could have saved soldiers' lives in Iraq.
Cyborg monkeys surf on OLED pickles. Ships emit slime, and our own Mikey Sklar's Benz runs on vegetable oil. And a knife-wielding, thought-controlled robot still can't conquer Japan. This is the Future.
The Future--what a place. A time more than a place, perhaps, but here at PopSci, a tangible thing. To wit: our future world where we'll sniff stem cells, control cyborg beetles and film HD video--all in space. Here, a glimpse of said future, as illustrated by some of the best stories of the week.