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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Dry the river
    The Enterprise Bridge spans a dried up section of Lake Orobille in California, as the US state suffers a drought for the third year running. (Getty Images)
  • Speedy salute
    Russian-built Sukhoi fighters of the Indonesian Air Force perform a flypast to mark the country’s 69th Independence Day. (Reuters)
  • Beached giant
    Dutch rescuers drag the body of a dead whale from the beach at Scheveningen. (AFP/Getty Images)
  • Airy biker
    A new design for a hover bike – using fans to create the lift – has been launched via Kickstarter. It is touted as the world’s first “flying motorcycle”. (Malloy Aeronautics)
  • Back to the deep
    Green Goblin, a turtle who had been treated by vets after being injured by a fish hook, is returned to the sea at Virginia Beach in the US. (The Virginian-Pilot/AP)
  • Drying cycle
    Villagers with their bikes on a boat in the Morigaon district in Assam, India, after flooding. Some 90 people have been killed due to heavy rainfall in the last week. (Reuters)
  • Bot in a boat
    Hitchbot, a robot that has hitch-hiked across Canada, is ferried across Victoria Harbour by members of the Songhees Nation in a traditional canoe. (The Canadian Press/AP)
  • Horse, powered
    Chinese inventor Li Jingyang shows off his battery-powered wooden horse, built in his shed. The nearly 5ft-tall horse walks and turns in a circle, according to reports. (Reuters)
The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a battery-powered home-built horse and a flying motorcycle.

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Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super Moon

(The Colorado Springs Gazette/AP)

(The Colorado Springs Gazette/AP)

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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