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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Airbourne this way
    Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis prototype, which she called the world's first "flying dress", to promote her new album. (AP)
  • Eye on the storm
    Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station (ISS) in a picture taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg. The storm caused widespread devastation in the Philippines. (Nasa/Reuters)
  • Space race
    Russian astronaut Oleg Kotov holds an Olympic torch as he takes it on its first spacewalk outside the International Space Station. (Nasa/Reuters)
  • Light fantastic
    A Science Museum employee poses in front of a light display at the museum’s Large Hadron Collider exhibition in London. (Reuters)
  • Tickle my bones
    Geologist Bill Simpson cleans Sue, a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. (Getty Images)
  • Attention on deck
    An X-47B drone taxies to its launch position on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on the eastern coast of the US. (AP)
  • Baby, monitored
    A baby "wired up" to see if exercise during pregnancy affects infant brain development; the University of Montreal study found exercise had benefits. (Universite de Montreal/PA)
  • Trailing behind
    A flock of crane flies in front of an airliner during sunset near Straussfurt, central Germany. Over winter cranes fly to warmer climes in southern Europe and north Africa. (AP)
  • Dispose of carefully
    A Scout robot holds a grenade during an anti-terrorism exercise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Security measures are being upgraded ahead of next’s year’s World Cup. (Reuters)
  • Much ado about puffing
    A man uses an e-pipe during 'The E-Cigarette Summit' at the Royal Academy in central London, where policymakers and scientists debated e-cigarettes. (AFP/Getty Images)
The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including Typhoon Haiyan, the Olympic torch spacewalk and Lady Gaga's flying dress.

More stunning image galleries:

Rare eclipse, Olympian rocket and singing mudskippers

Volcanoes, snake massages and a very unusual seahorse

New space ventures and mirrors that light up a town

Bionic men and Saturn in amazing detail

Robotic firefighters, solar car races and extreme weather

Supervolcanoes on Mars and Chinese military drones

Baby pandas and glowing robots

Northern Lights and baby turtles

Robot dragon and lightning strike

Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars

Augmented reality in the operating room

Worm burgers and beetle robots

Baby lobsters and the most sophisticated robot of its time

Clouds from space, illegal animal trade, and an eyeball-shaped camera

Lightning strikes and a popsicle-licking polar bear

Supersonic planes, migrating whales and hair washing in space

Space ventures, extreme Earth, and hot elephants

Flying aces, challenging swims and confused robots

Supermoon, Tesla coils and medical clowns

World’s biggest solar-powered boat and forest fires

Astronaut photography, a tiny helicopter and a hovering bike

Rocket launch, a superfast train, and a tooth shark

Fire-fighting from the skies and an animatronic King Kong

Dancing robots, a pair of MiGs and a topsy-turvy tiger

A drone at sea, a curious lemur and a dramatic landing from space

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

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