This week in news that definitely happened and is full of verifiable facts, a paper-swathed superman closed the lid on his CrabOS laptop to fight a gargantuan deformed flying shrimp and saved the world forever.
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- Nanoparticle Coating Makes Paper Magnetic, Waterproof, and Antibacterial
- Deformities in Gulf Seafood Found After BP Oil Spill
- A Computer Constructed From a Consortium of Live Crabs
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- PopSci’s Friday Lunch: a Can of Surströmming With Harold McGee
- Archive Gallery: Our Obsession with the Titanic
- The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, April 16-20, 2012
- FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?
- This Is My Remote Control
- FYI: Is the Glass Really Half-Full?
- Test Drive: The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
- Gray Matter: Want a Chemical Reaction Without Heat? Add a Catalyst
- Space Shuttle Discovery Takes a Tour of Washington, D.C.
- A Model Disaster
- The Goods: April 2012’s Hottest Gadgets