February 18, 2012

The Best Science Visualizations of the Year

Laura Helmuth, Smithsonian


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The annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, presented by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation, shows off scientists' artistic side. What makes the winners stand out, says judge Corinne Sandone of Johns Hopkins University, “is the initial visual impact” followed by “a certain depth of information . . . the quality of the image and the aesthetic decisions.”

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TAGGED: National Science Foundation, Science Visuals, Art