Modded cars, hacked humans, and comics without any pictures -- these are the top tech pictures of the week.
'Life': A comic book for the blind
Philipp Meyer, a design student at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany, created a story that's as graphically simplified as possible, and realized that it was equally explorable to both the sighted and the blind. Thus was born "Life," a simple tale told using only circles of varying textures to describe a single life cycle.
For the first time in the U.S., surgeons have successfully transplanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient -- a possible stepping stone toward more complex human-engineered organs such as livers or eyes, and potentially a more immediate boon for kidney dialysis patients and perhaps even people with heart disease.
The 787-9 features a fuselage that is 20 feet longer than its predecessor, allowing it to carry 40 extra passengers an additional 300 miles while consuming 20 percent less fuel than similar sized airplanes, Boeing said.
The base of the unusual vehicle is a 1984 Dodge Colt 1.6-liter turbo. The exterior has been customized from fiberglass to make it look like the outside of a big, red bumper car. It even has the pole sticking out the back that would make the electrical connection in a real bumper car.