The best science and technology pictures of the week


Sky high view
This picture helped win second prize in the Shanghai City Photography Competition for a crane worker operating at the highest point of the city – on the Shanghai Tower.

Space companion
SAR-401, an advanced anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on the International Space Station, was unveiled at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre, near Moscow.

Birds of a feather
Flocks of ravens from northern Poland and Russia arrive in the southern Czech town of Zidlochovice.

Sun flight
Replica of a Chinese-made fighter jet silhouetted against the sun in Beijing.

Animal lot
Two Zebra heads for auction in West Sussex, UK, in the Evolution sale, which also featured a 17-metre long Diplodocus Longus sold for £400,000 ($650,000)

Let's do launch
Three nanosatellites, known as Cubesats, were deployed from the International Space Station.

Shifting sands
Tribesmen lead their camels through the sand dunes of the Liwa desert in the United Arab Emirates.

Body shock
'Sprinting' by Richard Neave and Denise Smith, showing the body of elite athlete, features at the Anatomy Of An Athlete Exhibition at London's Hunterian Museum.


On watch
A Sri Lankan Air Force helicopter prepares to land, as a crow rests on a board in Colombo.

Master hand
Not stunning, you think? This is Albert Einstein’s handwritten manuscript of his General Theory of Relativity, on full display for the first time in Israel.


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