The Best Science Pictures Of 2010 Announced [Gallery]

Science and the National Science Foundation has unveiled the winners of International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010. The 2010 contest drew 111 entries from over 63 countries.

  • Trichomes (Hairs) on the Seed of the Common TomatoTrichomes (Hairs) on the Seed of the Common Tomato
  • Rough WatersRough Waters
  • Centipede MillirobotCentipede Millirobot
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus 3DHuman Immunodeficiency Virus 3D
  • Enterobacteria Phage T4Enterobacteria Phage T4
  • AraNet: A Genome-wide Gene Function Association Network for Arabidopsis thalianaAraNet: A Genome-wide Gene Function Association Network for Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Proposed Structure of Yeast Mitotic SpindleProposed Structure of Yeast Mitotic Spindle

Science and the National Science Foundation has unveiled the winners and honorable mentions in the eighth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The 2010 contest drew 111 entries from over 63 countries, including 24 U.S. states.

The winners – in categories including illustration, photography, informational graphics, and multimedia – draw you into unseen worlds in very different ways and span scales from nanoparticles to colliding galaxies, and from microseconds to millennia.

Judging criteria included visual impact, effective communication, freshness, and originality. [Science Magazine and National Science Foundation via Chillopedia]

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