This Week in the Future, February 6-10, 2012
We’ve been obsessed with fun this week. Ogling the most amazing and groundbreaking playgrounds we’ve ever seen, playing with great...
We’ve been obsessed with fun this week. Ogling the most amazing and groundbreaking playgrounds we’ve ever seen, playing with great new videogame technology, learning about a Teutonic revolution in board games, and wasting time with the PopSci Flash Arcade (curated by our friends at Kill Screen). And this week’s Baarbarian illustration wraps it all up so nicely.
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- iRobot’s 710 Warrior, Strong Enough to Tow a Car, is Finally Ready for the Field
- Video: President Obama Test-Fires a Marshmallow Cannon at the White House Science Fair
- Inside the Brand-New High-Tech Rainbow Warrior
- To Compare Human and Monkey Brains, Humans and Monkeys Watch a Clint Eastwood Film
- Testing the Best: Sony’s 3-D TV Eliminates the Splitscreen
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
THE FUTURE OF FUN
- The PopSci Flash Arcade
- State of Play: The World’s Most Amazing Playgrounds
- Play the PopSci Tourist-Or-Local Game
- Videogame Designers Envision The Future of Fun
- A Roller Coaster That’ll Leave You Weightless for Eight Long Seconds
- Six Inventors Visualize the Ultimate Toy
- PopSci Primer: The German-Style Board Game Revolution
- The LEGO Master Builder Academy, Part One: In Which I Begin My Training
- Can Treating Your Life As a Game Make You a Better Person?
- An Oral History of Extreme Sports
- Minecraft: Making Your Own Fun, One Brick At a Time
- Why Crunching Data For Science Is the Future of Game-Playing