This Week in the Future, May 30-June 3, 2011

This week’s elegant black-and-white affair from Baarbarian might be a puzzler for some. Within this striking image are references to corpse-sniffing vulture detectives, brave elderly Japanese volunteers, and a world-record-setting jetpack. But that might not be obvious at first glance. Because it’s camouflaged. Get it? You can win this great design on a t-shirt, too, in this week’s This Week in the Future contest.

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:

And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week. We work really hard on this stuff!


The Winners of Our Invention Awards Contest Are…