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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.

Clouds Over Antarctica

Photographer Deven Stross captured an amazing series of polar stratospheric clouds in Antarctica. Beautiful. Except, whoops, they’re acidic and destroying the ozone.

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