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A specimen of the newly-discovered Australian Peacock spider, Maratus Bubo, shows off his colourful abdomen in this undated picture from Australia.

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A specimen of the newly-discovered Australian Peacock spider, Maratus Bubo, shows off its colourful abdomen

University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed through the "Six Planet"  Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument's invention. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 30, 2016. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed today through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument’s invention. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April.

Steampunk enthusiasts arrive to attend the Asylum Steampunk festival on August 28, 2015 in Lincoln, England. The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world and attracts participants from around the globe. During the weekend festival the picturesque and historic City of Lincoln is transformed by followers who attend. Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and literature that incorporates technology and clothing inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery

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Steampunk enthusiasts arrive to attend the Asylum Steampunk festival on Friday in Lincoln, England. The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world and attracts participants from around the globe

Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition '3D: printing the future' in the Science Museum on October 8, 2013 in London, England. Mr Davies' model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun.

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Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition ’3D: printing the future’ in the Science Museum on Tuesday in London, England. Mr Davies’ model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun.

Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-10M is planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26.

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Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-10M is planned to transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia’s Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on 26 September.

A technician stands near equipment of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Cessy near Geneva in Switzerland April 15, 2013.  As hundreds of engineers and workers start two years of work to fit out the giant LHC particle collider to reach deep into unknown realms of nature, CERN physicists look to the vast machine to unveil by the end of the decade the nature of the mysterious dark matter that makes up a quarter of the universe and perhaps find new dimensions of space.

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A technician stands near the equipment of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) in the French village of Cessy near Geneva in Switzerland on April 15 2013. As hundreds of engineers and workers start two years of work to fit out the giant LHC particle collider to reach deep into unknown realms of nature, Cern physicists look to the vast machine to unveil by the end of the decade the nature of the mysterious dark matter that makes up a quarter of the universe and perhaps find new dimensions of space.