This Week in the Future, January 24-28, 2011

According to a certain President’s certain yearly speech, we’re in for a great future of scientific progress (not that he looks too confident in this picture). But we say, pshaw! Anyone who’s been reading PopSci over the past week–specifically, the five stories hidden above–would have come to the same conclusion.

If you can correctly identify all of them in the comments section, you might be the one to win this week’s image on a T-shirt. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can buy yours here.

Until next time, enjoy our past weekly illustrated roundups here.