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Press Release 08-163

2008 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners Announced

Winning entries will appear in Sept. 26 issue of Science

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Photo of "Glass Forest", which won first place in photography.

The winning photography entry, "Glass Forest," depicts at the microscale level a community of diatoms, unicellular algae characterized by a peculiar glass-like cell wall, attached to the basal segment of a marine invertebrate and captured by Scanning Electron Microscope.

Credit: Maria De Stefano, The Second University of Naples


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Graphic of "Mad Hatter's Tea", which won first place in Informational Graphics.

"Mad Hatter's Tea" won first place in Informational Graphics. The team used an excerpt from an informative book, Alice's Adventures in Microscopic Wonderland, to demonstrate the fantastic nature of reality by arranging the illustrations of three beetles in fanciful ways.

Credit: Colleen Champ and Dennis Kunkel, Concise Image Studios


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Illustration of "Zoom into the Human Bloodstream", which won first place in Illustration.

"Zoom into the Human Bloodstream" won first place in Illustration. The team manipulated perspective to show the relationship between the tiniest oxygen atom and the comparatively giant organ, the heart.

Credit: Linda Nye and the Exploratorium Visualization Laboratory


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Cover of September 26 issue of Science magazine.

The September 26, 2008 issue of Science will feature the winning entries.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2008


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