The Most Amazing Images of the Week, November 14-18, 2011

This week's image roundup brings some amazing stuff, including this shot of a moonbow (shot at night, lit by the moon), a waterfall, and an aurora, all at once. But also robots, time-lapse space videos, beautiful ocean worms, the world's lightest material, and so much more.

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30,000-Pound Bomb
30,000-Pound Bomb
This week, Boeing announced that they delivered their first batch of these ridiculously huge bombs, each five tons bigger than anything else in the military's arsenal. Read more over at the LA Times.Boeing
He's Doing It!
He's Doing It!
This tiny adorable robot pulls into a Breakfast Club-like pose after riding a fixie bike using only his own arms and internal balance. Way to go, little buddy. Read more here.DigInfo
New Worms
New Worms
Researchers have discovered three new species of deep-sea worm previously unknown to science. "Deep-sea worm" may not arouse feelings of scientific wonder, but look at these guys! Read more here.David Shale
The World's Lightest Material
The World's Lightest Material
Researchers have developed the lightest material known to man, about 100 times lighter than styrofoam, and clearly light enough to perch on the head of a dandelion. It is 99.99 percent air, of course. Read more at HRL.Dan Little © HRL Laboratories, LLC.
Read More (e)Books
Read More (e)Books
This week we reviewed the two top-tier new Kindles, the 7-inch tablet named Fire and the more traditional e-ink Touch. Get ready to see these things everywhere (because they are great). Reviews: Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch.Dan Nosowitz
Snow Launch
Snow Launch
Here's the launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket this past Monday, from snowy Kazakhstan. And to think, we're wary of driving cars in the snow. From NASA's Image of the Day.NASA/Carla Cioffi
Burning Garbage Better
Burning Garbage Better
Burning garbage: probably illegal. But U.S. Marines have been testing a new system that manages to turn a whopping 100 pounds of garbage into a mere five pounds of safe-to-dispose ash. Read more here.Office of Naval Research
SciTatt
SciTatt
Carl Zimmer's new book, Science Ink, compiles dozens of shots of amazing science-themed body art, inspired by everything from astronomy to DNA to anatomy. Check out our gallery of his work here--it's incredible stuff.Used with permission from SCIENCE INK by Carl Zimmer. Published by Sterling Publishing © 2011
Spinning Globe
Spinning Globe
Artist Michael Konig used shots taken from the International Space Station to compose several ethereal, awe-inspiring time-lapse videos. Check them out over at The Awl, or watch the one screenshotted here at Vimeo.Michael Konig
Brilliant Teenagers
Brilliant Teenagers
18-year-old Luis Cruz created a $300 eye-tracking device--ludicrously cheap for something this capable--that helps handicapped people communicate. Read more about it here.via YouTube