A Tomy employee displays micro robot pets called 'MicroPets-i,' which are shaped as dogs, cats, bears, and pandas. The mini robots are equipped with optical and touch sensors, enabling them to follow an object or move to avoid obstacles. The MicroPets-i can also communicate with one another through infrared communicators and sing in chorus.
GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK: A great hammerhead is seen Walker's Cay, Bahamas, where they feed in open ocean fish as well as other sharks. In its triennial conference, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, came to a close without protecting any threatened marine species.
Budapest Zoo's newborn giraffe calf rests on hay while mother Santana walks by in Budapest, Hungary, on March 5. The gender of the baby, born on Wednesday, is still not known. The zoo plans to show the calf to the public next week.
Japanese carmakers, such as Toyota, are developing an affordable hydrogen car using fuel cells. Meanwhile, the government and energy companies are funding hydrogen refueling stations needed for the cars' widespread use.
Wearing a holiday hat and leash, Pistache, a yellow Labrador retriever, waits for the start of the ASPCA's Blessing of the Animals on Dec. 13 at Christ Church in New York.
As Japan opened up after World War I, he seized opportunities to travel and found love.
Parents of a soldier say they pressed charges to prevent future abuses. The suicide rate has risen as the forces' role has expanded.
Hu Jintao will play ping-pong and talk pandas and energy. The visit comes as strains over interpretations of history appear to be easing.