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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Aerial dance
    Two F-16s of the Singaporean Air Force display team the Black Knights, captured during a performance at the Singapore Airshow. (AP)
  • Under the Milky Way
    Impressions of the Universe are displayed on the roof of Jena’s Zeiss Planetarium in Germany, during a new show called Journey to a Billion Suns. (AP)
  • Grey power
    Huge clouds loom over the port of Buceo in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. (AFP/Getty Images)
  • Glow of the night
    Sochi's Olympic Park, home of Russia's 2014 winter Olympics, as seen from the International Space Station. (Nasa/Reuters)
  • All-skiing eye
    A camera-equipped octocopter is seen behind Finland’s Janne Korpi during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final at the Sochi games. (Reuters)
  • Arctic blast
    The winter storm which brought freezing weather to the east coast and south of the US, from the vantage point of the GOES-13 satellite. (NOAA GOES/Nasa/Reuters)
  • Release the sats
    The Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) launches the first of 28 tiny NanoRacks CubeSats from the International Space Station. (Reuters)
  • Shine a light
    Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors which will heat water and generate power at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on the California/Nevada border. (AP)
  • Moon’s mug shot
    This geologic map is the first complete map of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede – the largest in the Solar System – and was created by scientists in the US. (USGS/Reuters)
  • Watch this space
    A computer-generated image of a journalist is shown on a monitor as she is filmed in a motion capture suit used in the film Gravity. (AFP/Getty Images)
The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a view of Sochi from space and an amazing aerial manoeuvre.

More stunning image galleries:

A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano

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
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