Others might remember this week as the historic time when a notorious terrorist was brought to justice. For us, it's either that, or a week of outstanding(ly ridiculous) prostheses. I mean, what other week has both a mind-controlled set of furry cat ears and a giant plaster stylus you strap to your face like a deranged rat? May 2-6, 2011, you are a charmer.
The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we're @PopSci) and retweet our This Week in the Future tweet. One of those lucky retweeters will be chosen to receive a custom t-shirt with this week's Baarbarian illustration on it, thus making the winner entirely too cool for their school, or place of business, or couch. (Those who would rather just buy the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured therein:
And don't forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week. They're really great!
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.