From comics without pictures to bioengineered veins, it was again a week during which we saw some very futuristic technologies come to life.
A design student in Germany created a graphic novel for the sight-impaired that tells a simple story through touch. "Life" is a simple tale told using only circles of varying textures to describe a single life cycle.
The first-ever bioengineered vein was recently implanted into the arm of a 62-year-old Virginia man with kidney disease. Cultivated from donated human cells on tubular framing to form a vessel-like shape, the replacement part performed better in preclinical testing than other synthetic and animal-based implants had. Meanwhile, a 1984 Dodge Colt transformed to look like a giant amusement park-style bumper car ticked down its final auction hours on eBay.
Some of the week's highlights are incredible, and some are a bit strange -- but they all look to a future where big thinkers thrive.
Take a look at the technology Week in Pictures.