Some of scienceâ€™s most powerful statements are not made in words. From the diagrams of DaVinci to Hookeâ€™s microscopic bestiary, the beaks of Darwinâ€™s finches, Rosalind Franklinâ€™s x-rays or the latest photographic marvels retrieved from the remotest galactic outback, visualization of research has a long and literally illustrious history. To illustrate is, etymologically and actually, to enlighten.
..from the National Science Foundation’s Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Each year, the National Science Foundation and the journal Science hold a contest that celebrates the grand tradition of scientific illustration. The categories are
- informational graphics,
- interactive media, and
- non-interactive media.
Click here to view this year’s winners.