Science Images of the Week

Posted June 20th, 2014 at 7:08 pm (UTC+0)
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International Space Station crewmembers took this remarkable photo of a sunrise as seen by the ISS.  The photo was taken just a few minutes before the beginning of the June 19, 2014 spacewalk. (NASA)

International Space Station crew members captured this remarkable image of a sunrise. The photo was taken just a few minutes before the the June 19, 2014, spacewalk. (NASA)

A robotic giraffe, shown here with US President Barrack Obama, was among the unique devices and gizmos that were created by everyday tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs at the first-ever White House “Maker Faire” on June 18, 2014.  (Reuters)

A robotic giraffe, shown here with US President Barrack Obama, was among the unique devices and gizmos that were created by everyday tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs at the first-ever White House “Maker Faire” on June 18, 2014. (Reuters)

Online shopping giant Amazon unveiled its new “Fire” smartphone in Seattle, Washington on June 18, 2014. (AP)

Online shopping giant Amazon unveiled its new “Fire” smartphone in Seattle, Washington, on June 18, 2014. (AP)

Oleg Artemiev, a member of the International Space Station crew is shown here floating outside the ISS as he and his fellow crewmember Alexander Skvortsov took a walk in space on June 19, 2014.  During their space-walk or extra-vehicular activity (EVA), the two Russian astronauts installed a new antenna, moved a cargo boom and did some other work that could only be done from outside the space station (NASA)

Oleg Artemiev, a member of the International Space Station crew, floats outside the ISS as he and fellow crew member Alexander Skvortsov, take a walk in space on June 19, 2014. The two Russian cosmonauts installed a new antenna, moved a cargo boom, and did some other work that could only be done from outside the space station (NASA)

Harriet, a Masai giraffe, is shown here taking care of her four-day-old calf at the San Diego Zoo on June 19, 2014. The male calf, born on June 16, already stands almost 2 meters tall and weighs over 66 kilograms. The calf’s father, not shown, named Silver, the giraffe herd’s sire. (AP)

Harriet, a Masai giraffe, with her 4-day-old calf at the San Diego Zoo on June 19, 2014. The male calf, born on June 16, already stands almost 2 meters tall and weighs over 66 kilograms. (AP)

This is what a storm cell looks like from high above the clouds.  The photo was taken by a high-altitude NASA ER-2 aircraft as a part of a joint project between the space agency, NOAA and Duke University called the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx).  The IPHEx program, which studied precipitation over mountainous terrain along the U.S. East Coast, came to an end on June 16, 2014.  (NASA)

This photo of a storm cell from above the clouds was taken by a high-altitude NASA ER-2 aircraft on May 23, 2014 and released June 18, 2014, as a part of a joint project between the space agency, NOAA and Duke University which studied precipitation over mountainous terrain along the U.S. East Coast. (NASA)

Even robots are getting into the spirit of the World Cup games.  These humanoid robots which are dressed in the colors of Germany's and Brazil's national soccer team are getting set to compete with other robots in their own version of the World cup called the “RoboCup”, which takes place in Brazil from July 21st through July 24th. (Reuters)

Even robots are getting into the spirit of the World Cup games. These humanoid robots, dressed in the colors of Germany’s and Brazil’s national soccer teams, will compete with other robots in their own version of the World cup called the “RoboCup”, which takes place in Brazil July 21-July 24. (Reuters)

Fans and riders of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle fiercely embrace tradition as well as traditional and proven technology.  The tend to cringe whenever the company develops and employs new technology, will be shocked to learn that Harley-Davidson is planning to unveil “LiveWire” a new electric motorcycle (shown here in action) in New York on June 23, 2014. (AP)

The iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle company is planning to unveil a new electric motorcycle called LiveWire, (shown here in action) in New York on June 23, 2014. (AP)

 

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