Science Images of the Week

Posted June 6th, 2014 at 7:32 pm (UTC+0)
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This is “Pepper” a human-like robot made by Japan’s SoftBank Corporation.  Pepper was displayed at SoftBank’s Tokyo branch on June 6, 2014.  SoftBank announced that it will begin selling robots like Pepper for personal use by next February. (Reuters)

Pepper, a human-like robot made by Japan’s SoftBank Corporation, on display in Tokyo on June 6, 2014. SoftBank envisions the robots serving as baby-sitters, nurses, emergency medical workers and even party companions, and will begin selling them for personal use for about $1900 by next February.  (Reuters)

Those who attended the 6th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics that was held from June 3 to June 6, 2014 in Munich got to visit with the humanoid robot 'Agile Justin'. (Reuters)

People visit with humanoid robot ‘Agile Justin’ at the 6th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics in Munich on June 5, 2014. (Reuters)

A new robotic exoskeleton called PowerLoader has been created to help farmers and construction workers do things that no ordinary human can do on their own.  The robotic helper, which is worn by its user and nicknamed the Ninja was demonstrated in Tokyo on June 2, 2014. (Reuters)

A new robotic exoskeleton called PowerLoader will help farmers and construction workers do things that ordinary humans can’t do on their own. The robotic helper, which is worn by its user and nicknamed the Ninja, was demonstrated in Tokyo on June 2, 2014. (Reuters)

Here is a nice composite picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy or M51 in the Canes Venatici constellation.  The composite merges x-ray images taken with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with optical images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. June 3, 2014 (NASA)

Here is a nice composite picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) in the Canes Venatici constellation. The composite merges x-ray images taken with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with optical images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, June 3, 2014. (NASA)

A lion cub cuddles with its mom, the 4½-year-old Kashifa, at the Zoo Miami in Florida, during the family’s introduction on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Along with the cub seen here, Kashifa’s family also includes 4 more cubs. (AP)

A lion cub cuddles with its mom, the 4½-year-old Kashifa, at the Zoo Miami in Florida, during the family’s introduction on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Along with the cub seen here, Kashifa’s family also includes 4 more cubs. (AP)

NASA engineers finish their installation of the Orion spacecraft’s heat shield.  The heat shield will help protect those who ride back to Earth aboard the Orion from the blazing hot temperatures – about 2,205° Celsius - it will endure during its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. June 5, 2014 (NASA)

NASA engineers finish their installation of the Orion spacecraft’s heat shield. The heat shield will help protect those who ride back to Earth aboard the Orion from the blazing hot temperatures – about 2,205° Celsius – it will endure during its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, June 5, 2014 (NASA)

Astronomers gathered a number of images that were taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and put together a spectacular and colorful picture of the evolving universe. June 3, 2014. (NASA/ESA)

Astronomers gathered a number of images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and put together a spectacular and colorful picture of the evolving universe, June 3, 2014. (NASA)

Archeologists digging in China announced this week that they had discovered the first three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur eggs. June 5, 2014 (Maurilio Oliveira)

Researchers discovered the first three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur eggs in China. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived during the dinosaur age. The eggs were found among dozens, if not hundreds, of pterosaur fossils, June 5, 2014. (Maurilio Oliveira)

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 experimental aircraft is shown here on June 2, 2014, during its maiden flight from its home in Payerne, Switzerland.  This aircraft has a wingspan of 72 meters and is powered by more than more than 17,000 solar cells. (Reuters)

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 experimental aircraft lands during its maiden flight in Payerne, Switzerland on June 2, 2014. The aircraft has a wingspan of 72 meters and is powered by more than more than 17,000 solar cells. (Reuters)

This is another composite image that was taken with 3 different telescopes.  This composite is of the colliding galaxy clusters MACS J0717+3745 which are more than 5 billion light-years from Earth.  The background imaging is from the Hubble Space Telescope image, the blue colored imaging was taken with Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the red colored imaging was taken with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array (VLA). June 3, 21014 (NASA, NRAO/AUI/NSF)

This composite image, taken with 3 different telescopes, is of colliding galaxy clusters located more than 5 billion light-years from Earth. The background imaging is from the Hubble Space Telescope, the blue colored imaging was taken with Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the red colored imaging was taken with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array (VLA), June 3, 2014. (NASA)

3 Responses to “Science Images of the Week”

  1. Sindy Sue says:

    So very IMPRESSIVE !!!! Absolutely Mind Blowing Technolegy sharing !!!

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