The Week in Pictures: Megapixels and melting glaciers

The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 sets smartphone cameras free, a human-powered helicoptor flies, and a satellite image gives a new look at the melting Pine Island Glacier. Plus: Robotic humans and spiders.

From the melting of antarctic glaciers to humanoid robots, this week's top photos range from science to science fiction.

Nokia unveiled its 41-megapixel monster camera, launching the Lumia 1020, the first smartphone to reach for the next generation in incredible pocket cameras, while DARPA and Boston Dynamics showed off ATLAS -- the Agile Anthropomorphic Robot -- an advanced humanoid robot that moves with finesse.

Take a look at a few of the top images from the technology world in CNET's Week in Pictures .

About the author

James Martin is the staff photographer at CNET News, covering the geeks and gadgets of Silicon Valley. When he's not live-blogging the latest product launches from Apple, Google, or Facebook, James can be found exploring NASA, probing robotics labs, and getting behind-the-scenes with some of the Bay Area's most innovative thinkers.

 

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