This Week in the Future, September 26-30
This week’s Baarbarian illustration is a real dichotomous doozy. New and old, ancient and modern, analog and digital, and knives....
This week’s Baarbarian illustration is a real dichotomous doozy. New and old, ancient and modern, analog and digital, and knives. And you can win it on a t-shirt, if you’re the lucky chosen one.
Want to win this DVD-chomping Baarbarian illustration on a t-shirt? It’s easy! 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 the envy of their friends, coworkers and everyone else with eyes. (Those who would rather not leave things to chance and just pony up some cash for the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured herein:
- Inside the Factory: How a Chef’s Knife Is Made
- First Impressions: Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablet and Cheaper, Smaller, Touch-Based Kindles
- Video: The Dead Sea Scrolls are Now Available for Your Online Perusal, Courtesy of Google
- Scientist in a Strange Land
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Archive Gallery: PopSci’s Most Gigantic Portable Gadgets
- The 2011 Ig Nobel Award Winners: Wasabi Alarm Clocks, Beetle/Beer Bottle Fornication, and More Weird Science
- The Most Amazing Science and Tech Pictures of the Week, Sept. 26-30
- Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Review: Getting Closer Now
- Video: Da Vinci Surgical Robot Deftly Peels a Grape
- Weird New Forms of Bacterial Life Found in the Dead Sea
- China Launches Its First Space Station Module Into Orbit
- Army Developing Drones That Can Recognize Your Face From a Distance
- Kepler Analysis Projects One-Third of Sun-Like Stars Have an Earth-Like Planet Orbiting
- Gallery: The Biggest Satellites That Have Fallen to Earth
- BullDog: A Bigger, Scarier Version of BigDog Gets Closer to the Battlefield
- FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?
- Israeli Researchers Build a Rat Cyborg With a Digital Cerebellum