Others might remember this week as the historic time when a notorious terrorist was brought to justice. For us, it’s either that, or a week of outstanding(ly ridiculous) prostheses. I mean, what other week has both a mind-controlled set of furry cat ears and a giant plaster stylus you strap to your face like a deranged rat? May 2-6, 2011, you are a charmer.
The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we’re @PopSci) 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:
- Video: Japanese Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Erect and Flatten To Reflect Your Thoughts
- Spotted: A Very Rutan-Looking Experimental Aircraft Cruising California Skies
- Video: Other Hand Busy? Poke Your Smartphone With This Giant Nose-Extender Stylus
- Video: Phantom Ray Drone Makes Maiden Solo Flight
- Controversial Ideas: Does Semen Act As an Antidepressant to the Recipient?
- A New International Project Aims to Track U.S. Electronic Waste for Recycling
- Before the Raid, SEALs Rehearsed in a Full-Scale Replica of the Bin Laden Compound
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week. They’re really great!
- Bold Plans to Save the Seas
- Obsolete Hardware That Needs To Be Open-Sourced: Our Nominations
- Why Is My Amazing, Ground-Breaking Microsoft Kinect Collecting Dust?
- The Helicopter That Crashed in the Bin Laden Raid Was a Secret Stealth Helicopter
- CERN Physicists Trap and Observe Antimatter For a Record-Breaking Quarter Hour
- NASA Gravity Experiment Finds Space-Time Vortex Around Earth, Like a Vat of Fourth-Dimensional Molasses
- Jeff Bezos Invests $19.5 Million in General Fusion’s Nuclear Technology
- Archive Gallery: Popular Science’s Brief Foray Into Pseudoscience