The Best of This Week in the Future

Our prolific future-reviewer Baarbarian has been illustrating our fevered future dreams into reality for several months now--creating a closet-full of fine T-shirts in his wake. This week he's taking a well-deserved breather, so we figured it was a good time to take things a few notches up the meta-chain and round up his excellent work thus far into a review-of-the-week-in-review gallery. Enjoy!

Each week I feel like I have a new favorite, but, I keep coming back to this one as my most beloved TWITF. There's just something about smoking mole rats...

Which is your favorite? And remember, you can still order that favorite of yours on a T-shirt if you so desire. Enjoy the weekend everyone--we'll be back next week with a new drawing.

Snorting Stem Cells

Snorting Stem Cells: September 21-25, 2009

The Future--what a place. A time more than a place, perhaps, but here at PopSci, a tangible thing. Here's what we can all look forward to:Baarbarian
Cyborg Monkeys

Cyborg Monkeys: September 28-October 2, 2009

Cyborg monkeys surf on OLED pickles. Ships emit slime, and our own Mikey Sklar's Benz runs on vegetable oil. And a knife-wielding, thought-controlled robot still can't conquer Japan. This is the Future.Baarbarian
Wii Security

Wii Security: October 5-9, 2009

The littlest gold miners, the tidiest bees, and the least fun Wii game ever. Welcome to the Future.Baarbarian
Robots

Robots: October 12-16, 2009

Robots made of shapeless goo, robots that eat biomaterials for energy and robots that could have saved soldiers' lives in Iraq.Baarbarian
Cancer-Immune Mole Rats Smoke with Impunity

Cancer-Immune Mole Rats Smoke with Impunity: October 26-30, 2009

A robot pathologist finds a victorious Japanese solar race cars in a cadaver. Cancer-immune mole rats smoke with impunity, while genetically engineered flowers scrub the air of pollutants. Sign me up for this future.Baarbarian
Wii Babies and Space Hotels

Wii Babies and Space Hotels: October 30- November 6, 2009

The future unfolds before us. Brace yourselves, now.Baarbarian
Space Fish on Jupiter's Moon

Space Fish on Jupiter's Moon: November 16-20, 2009

UV phasers, battlefield-based cryogenic tech, computerized cat brains and space fish on Jupiter's moon? Believe it, baby. The future is yours.Baarbarian
Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving Special: November 23-26, 2009

There's a lot to be thankful for in the future. Gather 'round the table, all you Navy Sea Lions, Jazz Bots, Star Wars enthusiasts and ethical scientists. Thanksgiving is a day for futuristic feasting.Baarbarian
Pork Grown in a Lab

Pork Grown in a Lab: November 30-December 4, 2009

Pork grown in a lab, butterflies hatched in space, male fish going girly and a brand new rainbow trap? The future sure keeps us on our toes.Baarbarian
Bionic Fingers

Bionic Fingers: December 7-11, 2009

Bionic fingers and surgically-switched fingerprints. Dark matter in Minnesota, and "VSS Enterprise" space-tourist test flights. The future, my friends, is here on PopSci.com.Baarbarian
Inhalable Chocolate and Electricity From Wine

Inhalable Chocolate and Electricity From Wine: December 14-18, 2009

Wristwatch phones, robots that shop, inhalable chocolate and electricity from wine? Yeah, we don't mess around.Baarbarian
Synthetic Bones and Booze

Synthetic Bones and Booze: January 4-8, 2010

Cell phone exposure reverses Alzheimer's in mice, synthetic bones are as good as the real thing, synthetic alcohol is better than the real thing, and gamblers place their bets on Mother Nature: 2010 got off to a strong start! Welcome to the new decade. Hold onto your seats.Baarbarian
Sex Robots Arrive

Sex Robots Arrive: January 11-15, 2010

May the future force be with you.Baarbarian
The Army vs. Alien Fish, and NASA's Puffin

The Army vs. Alien Fish, and NASA's Puffin: January 18-22, 2010

A yacht with a wing for sales, new malaria research opportunities, the Army Corps of Engineers battles invasive alien fish in the Great Lakes, and NASA's got us covered for the most incredible personal vertical takeoff and landing aircraft imaginable. That's what we call a good week in the future, here on PopSci.com.Baarbarian
The iPad Makes Its Big Debut:

The iPad Makes Its Big Debut: January 25-29, 2010

Can you match every story with its iPad icon?Baarbarian
Android Astronaut

Android Astronaut: February 1-5, 2010

What could be better than android astronauts, and turtles launched into space? Or the opportunity to wipe your last company progress report all over your you-know-what? Click here to win this illustration on a t-shirt!Baarbarian
Neuromarketing Soup

Neuromarketing Soup: February 15-19, 2010

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Scorpion-Derived Synthetic Opiates

Scorpion-Derived Synthetic Opiates: February 22-26, 2010

A Texan junkie with a lot on his mind.Baarbarian
The Hot Dog Gets in Shape

The Hot Dog Gets in Shape: March 1-5, 2010

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Mario and the Superfish

Mario and the Superfish: March 8-12, 2010

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Underground Warbots

Underground Warbots: March 14-19, 2010

Don't you wish these games were real?Baarbarian
Robot Couples on Robot Dates

Robot Couples on Robot Dates: March 22-26, 2010

He's using his new-found touchscreen manipulation skills to find the restaurant, while she pilots them GM's prototype pod-car.Baarbarian
More Robots

More Robots! (We Love Robots): March 29-April 2, 2010

And what a cute little laundry-folding robot you are, too... Too bad your yard-long undersea bug friend isn't nearly as endearing.Baarbarian
What Green Pigs You Have

What Green Pigs You Have: April 5-9, 2010

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Kung-Pao-Chicken-Chopping Wokbots

Kung-Pao-Chicken-Chopping Wokbots: April 12-16, 2010

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3-D C-Notes

3-D C-Notes: April 19-23, 2010

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Leavin' on That Beef-Powered Train to Texas

Leavin' on That Beef-Powered Train to Texas: April 26-30, 2010

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My Cousin the Synthetic Brain

My Cousin the Synthetic Brain: May 3-7, 2010

Your Honor, we'd like to enter into evidence: this synthetic brain made out of cellphone parts, this symbiotic photosynthetic zebrafish, a resurrected pig heart, and ... the future.Baarbarian
Inhalable Local Anesthesia

Inhalable Local Anesthesia: May 10-14, 2010

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Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding: May 17-21, 2010

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Mutant Venus Flytrap and Pill-Popping Slides

Mutant Venus Flytrap and Pill-Popping Slides: May 24-28, 2010

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Even Dolphins Own iPads These Days

Even Dolphins Own iPads These Days: May 31-June 4, 2010

And the ocean is full of robot fish...Baarbarian
The Future Has Needs

The Future Has Needs, Too: June 7-11, 2010

The flag needs new stars, the Air Force needs new robo-pilots, and the pilots need a new pair of boots. Welcome to the future.Baarbarian
Stadium Horns

Stadium Horns: June 14-18, 2010

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An International Week in the Future

An International Week in the Future: June 21-25, 2010

In Brooklyn, DIY fusion. In South Africa, a kick heard 'round the Web. In Massachusetts, home of Thoreau, bottled water is under fire. And in the Vatican, priests toss out their missals for iPads. The future was truly international during this particular week in June.Baarbarian
Geoengineering the Andes

Geoengineering the Andes: June 28-July 2, 2010

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The Polygon Lamborghini is Just the Beginning

The Polygon Lamborghini is Just the Beginning: July 5-9, 2010

In the future, you might just win one of Baarbarian's bad@$$ designs on a t-shirt. We give 'em away like candy up here at PopSci HQ. Get the weekly roundup of wild future findings, and enter for your chance to win the sweet threads.Baarbarian
Apple's Icarus Moment

Apple's Icarus Moment: July 12-16, 2010

The iPhone -- preloaded with gay mice, nuclear waste, and killer robots -- flies too close to the sun.Baarbarian
Cyborg Dick Cheney Fights Addiction With Hallucinogens

Cyborg Dick Cheney Fights Addiction With Hallucinogens: July 19-23, 2010

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