As official sponsor of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Volkswagen created an underwater shark cage in the shape of their iconic VW bug. Built from the ground up, the open-air Beetle Shark Cage can be driven on the ocean floor courtesy of four wheels and a set of rear propellers.
Aiming to do more than extend battery life and liven internal speakers, Lapka is an iPhone accessory that acts as a “personal environment monitor.” The wood-and-plastic components can measure humidity, temperature, radiation and electromagnetic frequency—though the most interesting feature is likely the “organicity” probe that tells users whether or not their food is organic based on the amount of nitrate levels detected.
As the Curiosity Mars rover makes its way around the martian desert, earthlings have been treated to plenty of stunning visuals. This 360-degree panorama shows off the view from Greeley Haven on the rim of the Endeavor crater. The panorama was stitched together from 817 images, giving off a pretty good idea of what it’s like to walk on Mars.