This Week in the Future, June 20-24, 2011

This Week in the Future, June 20-24, 2011

Baarbarian

Campfires: Good for iPhones, bad for the (anthropomorphic, overheated) Earth. At least in its sweaty state, we can see its magnetic field.

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