A 3-D Scanned Elephant
A group of researchers was using 3-D scanning tech to measure trees in Gabon, when they ended up with this photo instead. Whoops. Hate that.
A Paper Cobra
Designed by Ronald Koh and expertly folded by origami pro Matthieu Georger, this cobra is made from a single piece of paper. All those scales you see? Yep, those are all folds.
A Remote-Controlled Dog
Engineers Jeff Miller and David Bevly created a backpack that can cue dogs to move to a rescue site. The pack gives vibrations and sound cues that the dogs are pre-trained to respond to. “Okay, dog: who’s a good boy? Correct. You are. Flawless operation.”
The Prettiest Nintendo Controller
Game controller/console artist Zoki64 made this design for a super-shiny, reflective Nintendo 64 controller. It’s called the “Finger Print Magnet64,” because there’s no way you’re going to touch this thing without leaving a fingerprint behind.
Underground Mars Colony
What would a Mars colony look like? No idea! But a team at ZA Architects suggests we move underground for shelter. Certainly looks neat.
If Google Made A Game Console
What if Google used its Android operating system to make a gaming console? (Because they might! Maybe.) If it looked as good as this mock-up from designer Joseph Dumary, then I’m intrigued.
A Cocaine Skull
Artist Diddo made a skull out of cocaine and gelatin because… I’m not sure. But here it is.