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Best Science Visualizations of the Year

Once a year scientists around the globe submit entries to the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge; read on to see the top 12 entries from this year’s competition.

Sponsored by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation, the visualization challenge centers around creating illustrations, coloring photos, or otherwise creating visual media that enhances interest and understanding of the sciences. The illustration here, by Emiko Paul of Echo Medical Media, illustrates green anti-bodies attacking an alien-looking breast cancer cell.

Hit up the link below for the full image set.

The Best Visualizations of the Year [Smithsonian via Neatorama]

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  • Published 02/17/12

Comments (5)

  1. fc528e

    Very cool!

  2. HanoverFiste

    very nice, I asked them about the possibility of purchasing an image to hang in my house, hoping for the best.

  3. LMFAO

    can anyone tell what are they seeing,

    I suck at art so my eyes are not seeing well

  4. D

    Reply for LMFAO [yes I know what usually means!] and anyone that wants a quick answer…

    If you click the link it tells you that it is:

    “In one of the more sci-fi of this year’s illustrations, green antibodies attack a tentacled breast cancer cell.

    Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Best-Science-Visualizations-of-the-Year.html#ixzz1mmGkzJiI

    By happy chance I surmised that it was about something at microscope level to do with invading organism of some sort. ;~] Derek [London]

  5. zs5zk

    Terifying looking creatures those Cancer Cells. So small that you can only see them through an Electron Microscope, but so DEADLY in the Human body.

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