UV phasers, battlefield-based cryogenic tech, computerized cat brains and space fish on Jupiter's moon? Believe it, baby. The future is yours, and we've rounded it up for you in high style once again with This Week in The FutureGet the details, and win the t-shirt.
This week brought some fascinating news of the future to PopSci.com.
- For starters, scientists stunned nematode worms with UV phasers straight out of Star Trek... and they're not ruling out future applications of the technology for super stun weapons.
- Not to be outdone, DARPA's working on bringingcryogenic technology to the battlefield to freeze brain trauma in its tracks.
- IBM's super computer has also mapped an entire cat's brain (brains are hot this week).
- In other news, it turns out that the oceans on Europa contain enough oxygen to support space fish.
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Leave a comment (any comment) to put your name in the pile; we'll randomly choose and announce our winner right here next Wednesday, November 25 (just in time to give you something to be thankful for). And, if you just can't wait that long, you can buy the shirt for yourself here. Good Luck!
Congratulations to last week's winner, PopSci user "CharlesW."
Until next time. Enjoy our past weekly illustrated roundups here.
set phasers to stun
Im pretty sure this shirt will look best on me!
Catbot, fishnaut, Iceblock head enlisted military personnel stunned giant-worm fishing to cath a phaser.
I would like a shirt. Mmmmmkay thanks.
Captain - Incoming transmission
If you don't intercept this tshirt on behalf of the salt vampires, there will be no continuation life as we know it.
Haha, wow I never realized you guys made these into t-shirts, Awesome!!!
I've always just read all the articles before the TWITF ever comes out.
Is there any way to order shirts from previous weeks, or is it just the current one?
Okay now we're getting interesting. We can stun nematodes and send worms into space, where they could someday be used as bait for an alien fishing expedition on Eouropa (potential home of the space fish)! Egads, quite a week in sciene!
I can't wait to fry up a space fish!
wonder what space fish look, and more importantly, taste like...
I just really want that shirt
Now that is cool.
lol space fish... lol...
I love that design. I definitely want that T-shirt.
I totally want that t-shirt. gimme gimme gimme
yay space fish , mmmmmm space fish eat them up yumm....
"meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow."
This shirt is so cool
hmmmmmm.....let me think about it...... of course i want this t-shirt!!! :)
I won last time but this t-shirt looks 10 times cooler.
mmm fried space cat fish; now avaliable in your grocers freezers section
Awesome work, I want.
OK just shirt me or i'll turn into a space fish and phase a fisherman and a cat.
why can't I ever win anything???
what would be hilarious is that NASA sends a space probe to Europa, and gets eaten by a big fish! EPIC fail!!
Went space fishing in a freezing cryo hat, with phasered nematoads in a cat brained ship and all I got was this lousy Tshirt.
you see, In the future they have reactivated Walt Disney's frozen head and made him a private in the Galactic Space army. While trying to aprehend Nemo, who is now obviously part of a rouge fish bowl gang, he not only attemps to use a rabid space worm, but calls upon his fried DIGI-CAT for back up.
**friend (not fried)
A Cat-brain computer? Great, another computer that will not do anything I tell it.
i need to have this more than anyone needed to have anything ever.