It's a shotgun wedding, officiated by a robot matador, the cloned baby bull that brought them together resting comfortably in a newly invented incubator backpack. And the roaches, my God, the roaches. Only in the future.
Inhalable local anesthesia, fingerprint-scanning ATM machines, the BP oil spill and dead-weight sperm. What a week it has been... and what a future it will be. Check out some of our favorite stories this week, and win a free t-shirt.
Molecularly engineered potato chips, an appreciation for cheese on the microbiological level, using gold to destroy acne, and 3-D C-notes? Clearly, we've been spoiled by this week's abundance of novelty.
The pigs--they're so green. And while the main idea behind the Enviropigs we covered this week is not for them to glow a radiant chartreuse, maybe it should have been! More on cleaner-pooing pigs and the rest of this week's news from the future awaits below.
Aww, look at the cute robot-wrestler couple, out cruising on their robot date. He's using his new-found touchscreen manipulation skills to find the restaurant, while she pilots them GM's prototype pod-car. Meanwhile, her thoughts are literally legible on her face, and the benevolent overlords of DARPA watch over us all.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.