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Last updated on: November 2, 2011 13:30 IST

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From a throwable panoramic ball camera, 'Walk Assist' robot and 'shop of the future', these photographs capture technology at its best. Take a look at stunning photos from the technology world...

The device contains 36 mobile phone cameras that take a picture at the highest point of the ball's trajectory.

A computer program subsequently merges all pictures to a 360 degree image that can be viewed on a monitor by dragging the mouse in the desired direction.

Pfiel developed the ball camera as a university thesis project.

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Image: Jonas Pfeil of the Berlin Technical University holds a throwable panoramic ball camera in Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters.
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This picture was taken with a throwable panoramic ball camera developed by Jonas Pfeil of Berlin Technical University.

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Image: A handout photo shows a section of a 360-degrees panoramic image taken in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Anusorn Adirekkittikun's eight-year-old son, Korn, climbs on the tricycle he designed and built to move through water in a flooded neighborhood near Chao Phraya river in central Bangkok.

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Image: Anusorn Adirekkittikun's eight-year-old son, Korn.
Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters.
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Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's hyperscale business, describes the functions of the Project Moonshot prototype server in Palo Alto.

The device, with a capacity of up to 2,800 servers, allows the sharing of storage, networking, management, power and cooling across thousands of servers.

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Image: Project Moonshot prototype server.
Photographs: Robert Galbrait/Reuters.
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The Kiira EV car made by Makerere University students is displayed before a test drive in Uganda's capital Kampala.

The two-seater car is the first electric vehicle to be made in Uganda, and has a range of 80km when fully charged, reported local media.

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Image: Edward Echwalu/Reuters.

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The robot, mounted onto a paralysed leg, aims to help the knee to bend to facilitate natural walking.

Incorporating the latest in advanced technologies developed by Toyota, the robot is part of the Toyota Partner Robot series and aims for commercialization from 2013, according to the company.

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Image: Fujita Health University Professor Eiichi Saito, using an 'Independent Walk Assist' robot.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters.
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The first message to pass over the ARPANET was sent from 3420 Boelter Hall on October 29, 1969 led by UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his team.

The recreated lab features a replica of the Sigma 7 computer (L), a teletype (C) similar to one used to communicate with the SIGMA 7 computer, which was connected to UCLA's Interface Message Processor (R). The ARPANET evolved into the Internet we use today.

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Image: A visitor attends the grand opening of the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive in 3420 Boelter Hall.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters.
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The International Nanotechnology Forum (Rusnanotech) is a global venue for the discussion of innovations and issues related to the nanotechnology industry, according to the forum's official Web site.

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Image: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L, front) visits an exhibition displaying a replica of a so called shop of the future at the Nanotechnology International Forum.
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The Paris Games Week will run from October 21 to October 25.

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Image: A visitor plays a video game during a visit at the Paris Games Week show in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters.
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The centre will coordinate actions against organised crime and deal with natural disasters.

It will be staffed with intelligence and research personnel and connected to more than 8,000 video cameras generating more than 13,000 images per second which have been strategically placed around the quake-prone metropolis of 20 million people, according to local media.

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Image: A man walks past screens during the opening of the new C4I4 Emergency Operations Centre in Mexico City.
Photographs: Bernardo Montoya/Reuters.
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The Paris Games Week will run from October 21 to October 25.

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Image: Visitors play a rowing race with Wii games during a visit at the Paris Games Week show in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters.
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