Week in Pictures

Scottish firm develop bionic hand
Stuart Hill, project manager at Touch Bionics, holds the highly functional bionic i-Limb hand in Livingston, Scotland. The hand which has been tested by amputees including Iraq war veterans is controlled by the patient’s mind and muscles.

Wild Assateague ponies
Wild ponies rear up after being herded into the penning area after swimming across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Virginia. Each year the wild ponies are rounded up to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.

Tour de France

Construction at Ground Zero continues
Work continues at the World Trade Center site in New York City. A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows some Ground Zero workers are suffering from respiratory ailments and other health problems but remain unable to get adequate health care.

Shark bite research
Dan Huber examines the head of a Tiger Shark during research into the biological mechanics of the predator in Sydney, Australia. Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) including Huber, plan to remove muscles from the head of several sharks in order to create a digital shark, to help determine it’s bio mechanics and potential ‘bite force’.

Wildfires in Europe :mad: :mad: :mad:
A firefighting helicopter resupplies with seawater as tourists go swimmimg on the beach of Vieste a day after wildfires claimed two lives in southern Italy’s Puglia region. South-eastern Europe was a tinderbox in the grip of an unrelenting heatwave that has claimed hundreds of lives as wildfires swept Italy and a national park in Slovakia. Italy is sweltering under temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in places and is suffering devastating wildfires in central and southern regions.

UK floods
A man leaves his house in rising flood waters at Otney Island near Oxford. Flood levels in the Thames are expected to peak today, with numerous properties already flooded.

these floods, are making me sick…