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This week Science
magazine unveiled the winners of the 2011 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge
(sponsored by the AAAS
and the NSF
). The award “honors recipients who use visual media to promote the understanding of scientific research.” That sounds a bit dry, until you realize we’re talking about stained mouse eye slices, or a really, really close-up shot of baby cucumber skin. (Those images took first place and honorable mention, respectively, for photography.)
A selection of the winners is shown in the slideshow above. You can see all the winning entries here