Oceans Built On Tabletops And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

A social media life-vest, a building shaped like a bad acid trip, an abstract look at volcanoes, and more of our favorite images from this week

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The Social Media Vest

Social media can be a powerful tool, but could it save your life? Probably not. But that's not what this social media life-vest is for. It's linked to Facebook, and whenever a friend "likes" something of yours, it inflates, giving you a little hug.Melissa Chow, Andy Payne, and Phil Seaton via Fashioning Tech

Gue(ho)st House

For a public art commission in France, duo Berdaguer & Péjus built on a spot that had been both a prison and a burial chamber. With that history, they created this bad-acid-trip of a building that's still somehow beckoning.Berdaguer & Péjus via weheart.co.uk

Iceland's Volcanoes

To create this lovely photo of rivers running through Iceland's volcanic ash, photographer Andre Ermolaev took to the skies. See more from this series at at 500 px.Andre Ermolaev via Colossal


The engineers of ETH Zurich have already produced a slew of amazing robots, but this concept for a turtle is another story. It could be easier to build than other aquatic 'bots, and even carry a bigger payload. Read more about it here.ETH Zurich

The Dragon Capsule

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch this Sunday. Here technicians attach the "dragon capsule" portion to the rocket.NASA/Kim Shiflett

Plane Crash

The day after a plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters staff photographer Navesh Chitrakar snapped this image. See more great photojournalism at [American Photo](Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters


Several small satellites drift away after being released from the Kibo Laboratory at the International Space Station. Some of the Station's solar panel arrays are visible in the background.NASA

New Dinosaur

Pegomastax africanus, a dinosaur identified for the first time this week, was smaller than a housecat but not nearly as likable--especially with all those porcupine-like quills. Read about it here.Tyler Keillor

Tabletop Oceans

For his new exhibit, Six Tables on Water, Italian designer Gaetano Pesce created expanses of water on tabletops by using polyurethane foam, PVC, and epoxy resin. See more of the tables at It's Nice That.Gaetano Pesce via It's Nice That

Helix Nebula

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) caught this image of a star after death--specifically, it's known as the Helix Nebula. The purple in the image comes from the UV rays at its core.NASA/JPL-Caltech

Plastic Man

Culled by Retronaut from declassified images, this eerie photo shows Plastic Man, a sort of mascot for the Hanford Site, where the plutonium used in the atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki was created. See more here.Retronaut