This Week in the Future, March 21-25, 2011
On a dark, stormy night, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest (judging by the foliage), the man in the moon finally...
On a dark, stormy night, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest (judging by the foliage), the man in the moon finally underwent his long-awaited full-face transplant, which was performed with an iPad. During a robot goose migration. At least, that’s the message I’m getting from this week’s Baarbarian creation, a creation you have a chance to wear proudly as a t-shirt–if you win our Friday contest.
The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we’re @PopSci, funnily enough) 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 entirely too cool for their school, or place of business, or couch. (Those who would rather just buy the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured therein:
- Moveable Beasts: Tracking Winged Migrations To Predict Weather, Stop Disease, and Save Species
- Testing the Goods: The iPad 2
- Texas Man Receives First American Full-Face Transplant
- At Its Nearest to Earth In Almost 20 Years, Supermoon Gets a Closeup
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Letter From the Editor: Introducing How It Works
- How It Works: The Light-Driven Computer
- How We’re Still Trying to Shed Light on Persistent Solar Mysteries
- Winners And Highlights From The Etsy & NASA Space Craft Contest
- Vintage Cutaways Show the Nuclear Reactors of Our Past (and Present)
- Private EyeBot Lurks in the Shadows, Can Tail Suspects Without Being Seen
- Archive Gallery: PopSci Witnesses The Early Days of the Automobile
- Video: Seagull Robot Takes Off And Flies On Its Own, Just Like the Real Thing
- Ask A Geek: When Will I Get Better Than 1080p Video On My TV?