Man's best friend is now synthetic
Judge Public Relations photo handout by Justin Mayfield
Despite its gruesome appearance, this synthetic dog serves a good purpose. Created by biotech company SynDaver Labs, this synthetic, skinless dog will be used to train veterinarians who currently must train on real dogs. The company is trying to raise $24 million to provide 20 dogs to every veterinary college in the world.
A remote control, camera and gun-toting robot
This crawling drone, the Nerf TerraScout, has ushered in a new area of pretend battlefields. As fun as that might sound, this impressive gadget will set you back $200. It comes complete with a remote control, camera and a gun-toting robot. Perhaps, Nerf will eventually produce an aerial drone in the future too.
This device could turn out to be quite a lifesaver. In fact, it has already proven its potential for the first time by saving the life of a soldier who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Known as the RevMedx XStat, this syringe is filled with compact sponges that is designed to stop internal bleeding and thus prevent death from such a cause.
A nifty device to help those who suffer from asthma
Over 25 million people in the United States are affected by asthma. This new, wearable device, called the Health and Environmental Tracker (HET) helps asthma sufferers predict their attacks by monitoring their vital signs together with environmental factors.
The birth of a star
Pictured is the IRAS 14568-6304, an infant star that is just beginning its celestial existence. The star appears to be peeking out from behind the cloud of gas. The image was captured with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. Here's what the ESA officials who took it have to say: "This young star is breaking out. Like a hatchling pecking through its shell, this particular stellar newborn is forcing its way out into the surrounding Universe."
The world's largest sea sponge
This magnificent sea sponge lies 7,000 feet below the surface in Hawaii's Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Measuring 12 foot by 7 foot, this sponge is reportedly the largest in the world. It's exact age is not known, however, sea sponges can live for an estimated 2,300 years. The sponge was discovered in 2015.
Pluto's strange, lava lamp like polygons
Scientists have long wondered how this icy planet formed, and finally they have the answer - nitrogen ice. Like a cosmic lamp, a large section of Pluto's icy surface is renewed by a process called convection, replacing older ice with fresher material.
Beneath Jupiter's clouds
Behind Jupiter's thick clouds, researchers found ammonia gas, which they captured in this beautiful image. The top illustrates the ammonia gas, while the bottom image is the more well-known image of Jupiter's surface.
King Tut and his iron dagger
Daniela Comelli/Polytechnic University of Milan
An X-ray scan recently determined that King Tut's famed iron dagger was actually made out of meteoric iron.
The next space helmet
When astronauts come to explore Mars, this will likely be the helmet that they'll wear. Though it may not look like much, there's quite a lot of technology embedded into the helmet. One feature is that it allows astronauts to look around more than any other space helmet.