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Week in pictures: Google's utopian future to stem cell burgers (slideshow)

From discussing the utopian future with Google's Larry Page to stem cell burgers, these are some of the best tech pictures of the week.

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1 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Google's Larry Page

From robot bees to stem cell burgers, here are some of the images from this week's tech stories that stood out.

Google CEO Larry Page expounds on the future during the keynote presentation at the Google I/O developer's conference this week. "Technology should do the hard work, so people can get on doing the things that make them happiest in life," Page said.

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2 of 7 Dennis Parren

LED bulb casts colorful shadows

Dutch designer Dennis Parren has developed an LED bulb that casts shadows in cyan, magenta, and yellow. We all know that white light is created when different colored wavelengths combine. So what happens when you use that phenomenon to create a light bulb?
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3 of 7 Thomas J Simonsen, Russell J Garwood,Credit: Tristan Lowe

Scans of a butterfly

Using micro-computed tomography, or micro-CT scanning, which uses x-ray imaging to re-create 3D cross-sections of the scanned object, researchers from the University of Manchester and London's Natural History Museum have discovered exactly what happens to a painted lady butterfly inside the chrysalis.
This image shows scans of the chrysalis at different stages of development.
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4 of 7 Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon

Robot bees take first flight

Harvard University researchers have conducted the first controlled flight of so-called "RoboBees," which weigh less than a tenth of a gram.
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5 of 7 James Martin/CNET

DIY at Maker Faire

The DIY and ideas festival Maker Faire takes place this weekend. It's a massive playground for all things homemade including knitting, robots, giant mousetraps, and one-of-a-kind bikes.
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6 of 7 Mark Post

$325,000 stem cell hamburger

A proof-of-concept lab-grown hamburger is slated to be eaten soon, after many delays and $325,000 in research and development.
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7 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Bugatti Veyron

CNET test drove the Bugatti Veyron this week. Costing 1.69 million euros ($2,177,396.00), the Bugatti is not the cheapest car around -- but its 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine makes use of four turbochargers to produce 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque to rocket from 0-60mph in just 2.6 seconds.

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