Self-Driving Chairs And 3D-Printed Bones

And more of our favorite images of the week

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Don't Look Down

For people who have a fear of heights, most bridges can be challenging to cross. But the soon-to-open Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in China is sure to be frightening to even the most daring. When the bridge opens in 2017, it will be the world's longest and highest glass bridge in the world. Read more about how they built it here.Visual China Group / Getty Images
Ubercopter

Take An Ubercopter

Uber product head Jeff Holden announced that Uber is extremely interested in VTOL, or "vertical takeoff and landing", technologies. VTOL vehicles can take off and land from small pads like helicopters, making flying from one random location to another much easier.Ehang 184 Passenger Drone
nissan self driving chairs

A Self-Driving Chair

Many car companies are investing in self-driving technology. But Nissan is taking it one step further with self-driving chairs. Aside from making sure the user never needs to stand up again, the technology, called ProPILOT, could also help a car stay in the center of its lane.Nissan
rosetta

Rosetta's Eulogy

Rosetta lived a good long life. For 12 years, the NASA spacecraft successfully stalked Comet 67P, sending back load of data for its inventors to analyze. This morning, the spacecraft was intentionally sent into the comet where it crashed, ending its 12-year tenure. Like everyone, its life was full of ups and downs, including losing its Philae lander in 2014 and then recently finding it this past summer. Read more about its best moments here.Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Pangolin

Pangolins Are Now (Officially) Protected

In recent years, the pangolin has received its deserved share of press coverage as being one of the most heavily trafficked mammals in the world. Now, it's been officially named to the list of the world's most protected animals. It has been uplifted from Appendix II to Appendix I of the of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Appendix II allowed for limited trade, but now at Appendix I, all trading is now illegal.Wikimedia user Dushy Ranetunge
Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus

Anteater-like Dinosaur Found

This week, scientists announced in the journal Current Biology, that they had found the remains of a dinosaur, which they named Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus, whose bone structure was distinctly different from other reptiles'. In fact, it more closely resembled an anteater. An artist's rendering, above, shows what its body would have looked like with its unique arm structure. See how it differs from other reptiles here.Victor Leshyk
Shape-Shifting Gel

Shape-Shifting Gel

Researchers this week announced that they had created a hydrogel--a jelly-like polymer--that can change its shape over time. And what better way to demonstrate this unique property than a blooming flower? Researchers think this technology could be applied to medical devices that grow inside the body.Sheiko et al. Nature Communications
feathers

What Colors Were Dinosaur Feathers?

Researchers and citizen scientists alike have often wondered exactly what color the feathers of dinosaurs were. Now, by analyzing the metals found in living birds' feathers, they might have a better guess.SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
3D Printed Implants To Help Bone Growth

3D Printed Implants To Help Bone Growth

Scientists have figured out a way to create a hyper-elastic bioengineered bone material that, when implanted into the body, could help to stimulate bone growth and regeneration.A. Jakus et al., Science Translational Medicine (2016)
World's New Largest LEGO Structure

World's New Largest LEGO Structure

There is a record for the largest LEGO structure in the world. And it was just broken. A 42-foot tall replica of London's Tower Bridge, which has 5,805,846 bricks, is now the reigning champ. Let's hope it doesn't all fall down.Land Rover