This Week in the Future, September 19-23, 2011
Netflix’s plan to separate itself into two separate services may have seemed ill-considered and inconvenient–but little did we know, the...
Netflix’s plan to separate itself into two separate services may have seemed ill-considered and inconvenient–but little did we know, the next step involved a group of DVD-chomping pigs. It all makes much more sense now.
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- Agriculture Continues to Plow Into the Future, Now With Autonomous Robot Tractors
- NASA Will Award $1.6 Billion to Speed the Development of Commercial Space Taxis
- China Makes Clones Of Super-Swine That Survived ’08 Quake
- Netflix, Stop Floundering Around and Making Things More Complicated
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Archive Gallery: Mail Order Kits, From the Back Pages of PopSci
- Mind-Reading Tech Reconstructs Videos From Brain Images
- Baffling CERN Results Show Neutrinos Moving Faster Than the Speed of Light
- Approved for Use: the First Birth Control for Wildlife
- New Theory on World Trade Center Collapse Blames Explosive Chemical Reaction
- Video: Hands-On With the Sphero Robotic Ball (Slash Cat’s Dream Toy)
- What Is the Point of the Female Orgasm?
- Today in 3-D Printing: Musical Instruments and Instruments of War
- Video: Hands-On With New York’s On the Go Mobile Station, a 47-inch Touchscreen Subway Map
- FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?
- The Incredible Shrinking Shot: Needles Get a Pain-Free Makeover