This Week in the Future, August 6-10, 2012

Curiosity wins the gold medal for being just the best Mars rover out there. Way to go, buddy. You’ve made … Continued

Curiosity wins the gold medal for being just the best Mars rover out there. Way to go, buddy. You’ve made this a real fun week.

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And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:

To Test the Cutting Edge In Weather Radar, PopSci Goes Storm Chasing in an Airplane * Lockheed Martin’s ‘Flying Humvee’ Concept Gets a Lift from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter * Test Drive: The 2013 Audi Allroad * May 1941: Eat Ice Cream Before Exercising or Replace it With Shopping * Curiosity’s Legacy: What This Week’s Successful Landing Means for the Future of Robotic Space Exploration * At America’s Biggest Drone Show, the Focus Shifts Toward Domestic Skies