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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Roar power
    A visitor looks at a display during a media preview of the "Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction" exhibition in Singapore. It features more than 400 fossils and models. (Getty Images)
  • Streaking ahead
    The Atlas 5 rocket built by United Launch Alliance zooms across the sky after lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a Boeing-built satellite. (Reuters)
  • Famous frames
    Iconic shots from Nasa – like this of Edward White carrying out the US's first spacewalk in Earth orbit in June 1965 – are on show at London’s Breese Little gallery. (Nasa)
  • Thriller whale
    An orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island, Washington. (AP)
  • Flying colours
    An airliner flies behind a rainbow over the Italian capital Rome. (AFP/Getty Images)
  • Spout of this world
    An artist’s image from IMCCE (Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephemerides) shows water plumes spewing from dwarf planet Ceres. (IMCCE, Paris Observatory, CNRS/AP)
  • Pretty 'n' pink
    Flamingos stand in the flamingo pool of the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore, which has been breeding the birds since 1972. (AP)
  • Shining paths
    A map of the world shows major road networks (green), shipping lanes (blue) and airline flight paths (white) over satellite images of cities lit at night (yellow). (Globaia/SPL)
  • A wreck revealed
    A ruined car is revealed on the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California January 21, 2014, as the state suffers severe drought conditions. (Reuters)
Some of the most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leaping whale and a menacing dinosaur skeleton.

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Comet fly-bys, China in space and Amazon drones

Robot companions and award-winning views of Shanghai

A storm of starlings and a Saturnine portrait

Typhoon Haiyan, Olympic spacewalk and Lady Gaga
 
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 toothy 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
 
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