A pink violin strung with spider silk, and a brand-new iPad upon which, of course, one types with one’s right hand. That’s this week in the future.
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- Japanese Researcher Crafts Violin Strings From the Silk of Three Hundred Spiders
- Is Typing Changing the Way We Think?
- Apple’s New iPad: The Screen Is Better, and It’s Faster
- Stop the Foolishness: Of Course Pink Is a Color
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Video: DARPA’s Cheetah Sets a Land-Speed Record for Running Robots
- How Do You Tell Time On Mars?
- You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser
- Gray Matter: In Which I Dip My Finger In Molten Lead
- PopSci Q&A: Kate Findlay Talks About the Confluence of Quilting and the Large Hadron Collider
- Reconstructed: a Dinosaur With Four Iridescent Wings