The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including bats taking flight and a rocket heading for launch.
More stunning image galleries:
A lion's check up and a brain sculpture
Leaping whales and fierce fossils
Slingshot drones and lab-grown bones
US Air Force’s 2013 best pics and lobster spring cleaning
A limb transplant and the end of the line for classic van
Coldest place on Earth and ancient lakes on Mars
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 If you would like to comment on this slideshow or anything else you have seen on Future, head over to our Facebook or Google+ page, or message us on Twitter.