17 May 2013
The best science and technology pictures of the week
The most amazing pictures from the last seven days – including a home-built robot, a return to Earth for intrepid astronauts and a very hungry bear cub.
More stunning image galleries:
Tiny robots, printable guns and a sunken German bomber
Dramatic storms, face transplants and a pensive gorilla
Space, bionic limbs and robot protests
Rubber wastelands, a trip to a taxidermist and hurricane testing labs
Flu scares, robot surgery and the untouched planet
Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula
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
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