Anti-Drone Lasers, Lemur Babies, And George Takei In Zero-G

Our favorite science images of the week

As major flooding intensified in parts of Louisiana this week, a group of drone-filmmakers named Atmosphere Aerial documented the rising waters and destruction in the Baton Rouge area, which was announced as a disaster zone by President Obama on August 14. To read more about the footage, check out our article here and watch the videos here.
Uber will unleash their self-driving cars to customers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania soon
Each new baby gray mouse lemur at the Duke Lemur Center weighs about seven grams, or as much as three pennies.
Solar Impulse II flies over the Golden Gate Bridge
While coral bleaching tops the headlines this year, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology created an experiment to catch the act in real time. They simply turned up the temperatures and saw the bleaching in action. To find out more, read our article here.
You’ve seen clouds that look like an animal, but have you ever seen something like this? The US Department of the Interior shared this photo via Twitter of a bolt of lightning that looks strangely like a T. Rex. You can find out more about the photo, taken in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, here.
Ta-da! Floating on sound.
To this day, Maya writing is not completely translatable, due to unknown hieroglyphs. Aldana believes that one world, which is often translated as “to tie” or “to bind,” really translates in this context as “to enclose.”
NASA’s six foot, 300-pound humanoid robot is looking for a programmer.

Correction, 8/19/2016 at 12:10PM: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that George Takei experienced “zero gravity”. In fact, he experienced “zero g”. There’s a difference.