This week, we're doing things a little differently. Resident artist Baarbarian has captured five of our most eye-catching stories of the week in this picture, but to win a t-shirt adorned with it, you won't have to guess all five correctly. Instead, you'll have to tell us which story is your favorite and why--in less than 140 characters.
The rules are as follows: We want to hear which of these five stories, linked below, is your favorite and why. Doing so is easy: Follow us on Twitter (where we go by the name @popsci, oddly enough) and fire off a tweet with your feelings on one of these stories, condensed into 140 characters. Mention us at the start of the tweet and end it with the hashtag #TWITF, and our favorite will be the proud recipient of this week's sweet Baarbarian-inked t-shirt (which you can also buy here, if contests aren't really your thing). Here are the options:
- Israelis Trading Airport Security Dogs for Highly Trained Mouse Teams
- A Company Seeks Ubiquitous Iris Scans On PCs, ATMs and Cell Phones
- By Swapping Just a Few Key Particles, Researchers Atomically Engineer Magnets For Custom Purposes
- Using Special Crystals, Researchers Make a Paper Clip Invisible
- Stretchy, Sticky Mussel Fibers Inspire New Types of Tough Waterproof Adhesives
And don't forget to check out our other great stories from this past week--especially our reports from Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine laboratory in Seattle.
- Breakfast at Myhrvold's: Pea Butter, Drinkable Bagels, and Other Modernist Miracles
- A Tour of The Modernist Cuisine Kitchen Laboratory
- Weekend Project: PopSci Takes a Home Kitchen Centrifuge For A Spin
- Archive Gallery: A Century of Vehicular DIY
- Waging War on Winter With Science and Tech
- The Internet Officially Runs Out of Addresses Today, But It's Not Cause for Panic
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Incredibly Dangerous Scientific Ideas That Have Thankfully Been Discarded
wow, lots of gibberish on the twitf tag. hope you guys can think of something better.
Oh wow, rats in uniform with Jewish-Israeli national symbol on it...
I'm pretty sure your had no intention to insult, but you need to know that associations of this image are not very nice, I might say on the borderline of anti-semitic, 1939-ish. You know what I mean?
Well, it's kinda your business, but I would suggest to do something about it.
I totally agree with rusty razor. it look like right wing Islamo fascist anti-israeli/jewish propoganda poster.
lol and everyone gets offended so easily. It's that episode with the-guy-and-the-bomb-on-his-head all over again. Get over it please, or i'll take your ethnic group main emblem and put it on a dogs ass and then you can sue me.
You're right, Mathieu.LeBlanc, ignorance and hypocrisy is a solution. It's good to see you're doing great at it.
Hey not to break into the debate but since your on the subject may be you can explain something to me. We say left wing if their socialist or communist. Right wing if they are fascist or nationalist socialist (nazi).
My question is where is everyone else? Variations of socialism on all sides?!? There are lots of people who don't want any form of socialism. If socialists on the left and socialists on the right, middle is usually somewhere between the two extremes, rather than some other idealogy all together (capitalism ?).
So I guess I'm just wondering where all that came from since it doesn't make sense in a real world sense kind of way. I think saying their opposites is just a way of spreading the blame around. Your insights would be appreciated.
the last thing i would have thought of was anti-semitic, stop inventing things to be upset about, the holocaust was horrific enough without you winers, share some cheese with the mice, they may enjoy some wine too