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Best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Heat burst
    This week saw the publication of the highest resolution images ever achieved of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona. (Copyright: Nasa)
  • Pollution mapped
    This combination of photos shows Beijing’s Tiananmen Square during severe pollution (bottom) on 23 January, and during clear weather the day later (top). (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Ice and fire
    As Chicago endured bitterly cold temperatures, a truck is covered in ice as firefighters help to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Micro living
    A model for residential spaces — New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the first “micro-unit” building with apartments as small as 250 square feet. (Copyright: Getty)
  • Star birth
    This stunning image taken by the telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming. (Copyright ESO)
  • No pain, no gain
    77-year-old retired teacher Gao Yinyu exercising at a bathing spot at minus 25C in Jilin, China. Gao says he has rarely caught cold since retirement. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • In the spotlight
    A particle accelerator-like outline a serves as the backdrop for one room at the 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Twilight flight
    Gray cranes fly above the Agamon Hula Lake in the Hula Valley of northern Israel (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Watch this space
    Space technology on show during the Siemens annual general shareholders in Munich, Germany. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Helpful volunteers
    More than 100 patients with severe motor impairments have offered to help develop brain-machine interfaces at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. (Copyright: Getty Images)

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