Upside-down houses, CES and pink lakes: The best images in science for January

(ORDO NEWS) — All the best images in science this month, from around the globe.

2022 is now well underway, with the last of the Christmas leftovers but a distant memory.

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas returned this year, after being an all-virtual event in 2021. CES is traditionally one of the biggest events on the technology calendar, and although attendance was down this year on 2020, there were still many highlights.

Meanwhile, as the James Webb Space Telescope was successfully unfolded and moved into position, the anticipation of what spectacular images we might see later on this year starts to build. You will see them all on Sciencefocus.com as soon as they drop.

Pink drink

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 2

Aerial view of rosy salt lake on 2 January 2022 in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province of China.

Biting the hand that provides batteries

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 3

An attendee places a finger inside the mouth of Yukai Engineering’s Amagami Ham Ham cat robot,                       during the Consumer Electronics Show on 3 January 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Consumer       Electronics Show, one of the world’s largest trade fairs, returned to Las Vegas under a newly resurgent pandemic.

Startling starlings

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 4
                           A murmuration of starlings fly in the sky at sunset in Rome on 3 January 2022.

Stop right now

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 5

A vehicle with Luminar LIDAR based Proactive Safety pre-collision braking crash avoidance technology                 stops to avoid a child-sized test dummy as it is demonstrated on a test track at the Las Vegas Convention                      Center ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show on 4 January 2022 in Las Vegas, USA.

Wish you were here?

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  The China National Space Administration published a stunning Martian selfie captured by the Tianwen-1 Mars      orbiter above the Red Planet on 4 January 2022 after releasing a small camera and beaming photos via WiFi to        mission control. The photographs show the orbiter flying around the Red Planet in an orbit, the ice cover on                                          Mars’s north pole, and a scene of a barren Martian plain.

Training day

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 7
  The tmsuk Pedia-Roid ER training robot for healthcare worker training on paediatric patients is demonstrated                                   during the Consumer Electronics Show on 5 January 2022 in Las Vegas, USA.

Race for autonomy

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 8
     The TUM Autonomous Motorsport race car from the Technische Universität München drives during the Indy        Autonomous Challenge. The challenge took place during the Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas          Motor Speedway on 7 January 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Members of Italian-American team PoliMOVE            cheered as their car, nicknamed ‘Minerva’, repeatedly passed a rival entered by South Korean team Kaist.

Webb unfurled

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 9
   Engineering teams at NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope        Science Institute in Baltimore monitor progress as the observatory’s second primary mirror wing rotates into           position, on 8 January 2022 in Baltimore, USA. The infrared telescope with a 6.5-metre primary mirror was              folded up for launch and underwent an unprecedented deployment process to unfold in space. As NASA’s          next flagship observatory, JWST will study every phase of cosmic history from within our Solar System to the                                             most distant observable galaxies in the early Universe.

Mr Fog

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 10
    This aerial view shows Kuwait City’s al-Hamra tower (right), the headquarters of The National Bank of Kuwait                         (centre) and the al-Rayah tower (left), caught in heavy fog early on 13 January 2022.

Northern Lights

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 11
                      An aurora borealis, also known as Northern Lights, illuminates the night sky above the
                                  Kellostapuli Fell in Kolari, Finnish Lapland, early on 15 January 2022.

Loose cannon

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 12
                   A ‘cannon’ that uses soundwaves to push toxic particles higher into the atmosphere to allow
               residents to breathe cleaner air is pictured in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland, on 19 January 2022.
           In a battle against Poland’s constant smog, scientists are testing out the experimental device that uses                  soundwaves to push toxic particles higher into the atmosphere in order to to chase the smog from                           Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which like many Polish towns and cities faces the problem every winter
                                              when residents fire up highly polluting heating systems.

On the move

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 13
                     An instrument dubbed the ‘space storm hunter’ hangs out in its new location outside the
                            International Space Station in this image taken by on of the station’s external
                            cameras on 21 January 2022. The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor,
                           or ASIM for short, measures electric events in Earth’s upper atmosphere with
                                         cameras, photometers, X-rays and gamma-ray detectors.

Colombian bushfires

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 14
            A man fights a bushfire in Guatavita, near Bogotá, Colombia, on 22 January 2022. The bushfire has                        destroyed dozen of hectares of native vegetation and is out of control according to local authorities.

What goes boom

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 15
                    This colourised schlieren image, released on the January 2022, shows a small-scale model of
               NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) airplane inside NASA Glenn Research Center’s                        Supersonic Wind Tunnel during a recent boom test. The multiple-week campaign produced data
                 sets and shockwave visuals that engineers from the agency’s Commercial Supersonic Technology
                 project will use to validate boom-reducing technologies and sonic boom-predicting capabilities.

The man in the recycled mask

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 16
                        A staff member seen sorting wireless phone chargers at Miniwiz Lab in New Taipei City,
                            Taiwan on 27 January 2022. Miniwiz has developed a process that turns used face
                                                         masks into cases for wireless phone chargers.

Squid game

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 17
            An AI interactive squid by Holo Toyz is seen on a mobile phone at the Toy Fair 2022 on 27 January
                     2022 in London, United Kingdom. The 2022 London Toy Fair is the only international
                    toy trade event this year with others being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Quit hogging the stone

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 18
             A curling robot prepares to throw a stone during a human versus robot curling competition on 28                                January 2022 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China. The curling robots are developed
                                              by researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology.

The Da Vinci code

Upside down houses CES and pink lakes The best images in science for January 19
                           Visitors attend the X Media Art Museum, a digital arts and new media museum,
                         on 29 January 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey. The exhibition opened its doors to art lovers,
                               to view the works of Leonardo Da Vinci combined with artificial intelligence.

Boy you turn me

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                         People pose for photos outside the upside-down house, in Guatavita, near Bogotá,
                    Colombia, on 29 January 2022. The house was designed by its Austrian owner Fritz Schall.

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