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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Mustang sallies forth
    A World War II-era North American P-51 Mustang makes a low pass during the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show at Colorado Springs Airport. (The Colorado Springs Gazette/AP)
  • Swarm feelings
    Harvard University scientists created an army of 1,024 tiny robots that can work together on simple tasks without being directed by a central intelligence. (Harvard University)
  • Carefully does it
    A crane lifts a space shuttle replica to be placed atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. (Conroe Courier/AP)
  • Super snap
    The recent Super Moon, taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. (Oleg Artemyev)
  • Dummy run
    A member of the Czech military takes part in a drill at a special medical institute that could be used to care for patients with the Ebola virus if an outbreak occurred. (Reuters)
  • Rim of fire
    Lava from Italy’s Stromboli volcano flows into the sea. The mountain, near Sicily, has erupted for the first time in more than five years. (AFP/Getty Images)
  • Celestial shower
    A meteor is captured in the night sky near Bogdanci, south of Skopje, Macedonia. The annual Perseid shower reached its peak this week. (Reuters)
  • Golden remedy
    A cancer cell with nanoparticles of gold - coloured green - which have entered the cell’s nucleus; the technique could be used to treat brain tumours. (University of Cambridge/PA)
  • Bot lunch
    A robot delivers food to customers at a restaurant in Kunshan in China. More than a dozen robots cook and serve food at the eatery. (AFP/Getty Images)
The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a luminous Super Moon and biowarfare drills.

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Streaking space launches and menacing volcanoes

(Florida Today/AP)

(Florida Today/AP)

A tiny frog and a hitching robot

(Sealife London Aquarium/PA)

(Sealife London Aquarium/PA)

A world’s-first hologram and outer space veg

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Stork silhouette and a four-winged dinosaur

(Reuters)

(Reuters)

Incredible lightning and a stranded whale

(Daniel Brenner, Gillette News Record/AP)

(Daniel Brenner, Gillette News Record/AP)

Futuristic dancers and swirling stars

(Sebastian Guillermaz/APOTY)

(Sebastian Guillermaz/APOTY)

Sci-fi balloons and hungry whales

(AP)

(AP)

Robot giraffe and double tornado

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Supersonic selfie and eerie rivers

(David Cenciotti)

(David Cenciotti)

A brooding storm and a Super Earth

(Center for Astrophysics/Reuters)

(Center for Astrophysics/Reuters)

Roaring rockets and an Earth selfie

Roaring into space

Japan's H-IIA rocket lifts off from a space centre on the island of Tanegashima to deploy a new mapping satellite for surveying natural disaster damage. (AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese lightning and rocking robots

The bright stuff

Lightning arcs across the sky during a storm in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China. (Reuters)

Fire bombing and huggy bears

Huggy bears

Two brown bears embrace inside an enclosure at a bear park in Zarnesti, central Romania. The bears are some of many rescued from roadside stalls or restaurants. (Reuters)

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