A picture is worth a thousand words. Check out the winners and runners-up of the 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. According to Breanna Draxler of Discover magazine, “the visualization challenge is designed to encourage a better public understanding of scientific research and is sponsored by the journal Science and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Criteria for entries include visual impact, effective communication, freshness and originality.”
My favorite image is the “Polar Mapping of Structures in the Universe.” What’s yours?