This Week in the Future, August 29-September 2, 2011
In the future, when we can translate thoughts into words, we can only hope that our thoughts will be as...
In the future, when we can translate thoughts into words, we can only hope that our thoughts will be as G-rated and well-informed as our astronaut friend here. Thanks for reading this week’s PopSci so thoroughly, future-naut!
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- GPS Data Could Help Track and Monitor Secret Nuclear Tests From Rogue Nations
- Researchers Use Brain Scans to Translate Thoughts Into Words
- Future Mars Colonists Will Pack Their Power to Go in a Suitcase Nuclear Reactor
- Video: Filmmaker Rob Spence’s Implanted Bionic Camera Eyeball Is Up and Running
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Archive Gallery: 10 Renowned Scientists Make Their PopSci Debut
- First Steps of a Cyborg
- New Genetic Circuit Detects Cancerous Cells and Forces Them To Commit Suicide
- Japanese Domino’s Unveils Elaborate, Carefully Thought-Out Plans to Sling Pizza on the Moon
- Study Finds That Injecting Old Mice With Young Mouse Blood Has a Rejuvenating Effect
- FYI: Can I Buy Land on the Moon?
- The Samsung Note, Half-Phone and Half-Tablet, Debuts in Berlin
- New ‘Goldilocks’ Exoplanet Could be the Most Earth-Like We’ve Yet Seen
- You Will Actually Be Able to Buy Sony’s Crazy 3-D Head-Mounted Display
- Japanese Researchers Develop a Way to Turn Biological Tissue Transparent
- Five Gadgets to Make Your Dorm Room Outdo Any Rec Room
- Florida Funeral Home First to Debut Alternative to Cremation: Liquefaction
- Fermilab Astrophysicist’s Method Cuts Plane Boarding Times in Half
- Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Gets Officially Certified, Will Start Shipping Next Month