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Best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Volcano view
    Our favourite tweeting, photographing astronaut Chris Hadfield took this stunning pic of Mount Etna in Sicily with a plume of smoke coming out. (Copyright: Chris Hadfield/Nasa)
  • Flying formation, part 1
    Two parrots captured in flight in Madrid (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Modern miracle
    Italian company Haltadefinizione introduced a new app, Shroud 2.0, which features annotated images of the fabled cloth. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Big Apple
    Manhattan as seen from the One World Observatory on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center at the Ground Zero site, which will open to the public in 2015. (Copyright: Getty)
  • Parking manoeuvre
    Workers install on artist HA Schult’s golden winged car on the roof of the City Museum in Cologne, Germany, after its restoration at Ford. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Warming glow
    A heat lamp keeps two one-day-old lambs warm in Wales. The recent cold snap means farmers are having to feed sheep when they would normally feed on grass. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Temperature, please
    Taiwan enhanced its level of alert against avian influenza after China reported seven people infected with a new strain, including two deaths. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Flying formation, part 2
    An Emirates A380 aircraft (L) and Qantas A380 aircraft (R) fly over Sydney Harbour to mark the official launch of a partnership between the two carriers. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Spider, man!
    A new type of tarantula about the size of your face and with an 8-inch leg span has been found in northern Sri Lanka. (Picture: Ranil Nanayakkara/British Tarantula Society)
  • Tight corner
    Drivers power their touring cars around the TC2000 street race course in Buenos Aires. (Copyright: Getty Images)
The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring cars in flight, an active volcano and an enormous tarantula.

More stunning image galleries:

Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts

The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever

Comets, the world’s largest astronomical project and a lagoon of death

Biblical swarms, reaching out into space, and jumping rats

Deep sea beauty, giant drilling machines and hypnotic space telescopes

Stunning views of Earth and up close and personal with a human parasite

Russian meteor, extreme weather and a turtle with artificial fins

Cosmic storms, the first bionic man and how to clean a oil-covered bird

Birth of stars, life at sub-zero temperatures and micro-living in the city

Pollution from space, active volcanoes and a robot restaurant

Amazing Lego sculptures, freakish weather… and Big Bird

Gruesome tools, environmental disasters and intimate views from space. 

Christmas treats and the end of the world

Bathing snow monkeys, a tweeting pope and elephant dung coffee.

Architectural giants and a new way of seeing the Moon

Red pandas, Saturn and Nature’s unstoppable forces

The world's largest bloom, the world's largest aquarium and the world's fastest sailing boat

Venice under water, a total eclipse and a pedestrian-avoiding car

Space shuttle, Baumgartner and Hurricane Sandy

The best of 2012 galleries:

A year in space

The year in technology

A year of discovery

People of the year

The year in weather

The year in wildlife

Weird and wonderful

Places

New frontiers

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