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June 15, 2009

"Zoom into the Human Bloodstream" (Image 1)

"Zoom into the Human Bloodstream."

The circulatory system is the body's primary transport network, delivering oxygen to cells, carrying away waste and fighting off intruders. This illustration reveals the system's key components across 10 orders of magnitude.

This image was awarded first place in the Illustration category of the 2008 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The competition is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science. You can learn more about the content of this illustration and the artist's concept for creating it Here .

This is one of several illustrations that appeared on a poster titled "Everything is Made of Atoms," produced as part of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network project. The purpose of the poster was to show how all things--from butterflies to computer chips--are made of atoms.

The NISE Network is a national community of researchers and informal science educators working together to foster public awareness, understanding and engagement with nanoscale science and technology. The network seeks to make available, a broad array of digital resources for use in nano education. NISE Network digital resources include digital versions of programs, exhibits, forums, activities, photographs, video, text, audio, Web pages, drawings, illustrations, interactive tools and other materials.

The network, established in 2005, is a cooperative activity involving the San Francisco Exploratorium, the Museum of Science, Boston, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, working together with a dedicated group of partners and advisors. NISE Network is funded by the National Science Foundation through a five-year cooperative agreement (DRL 05-32536). Further information about NISE is available Here. (Date of Image: 2008) [Image 1 of 3 related images. See Image 2.]

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Credit: Linda Nye and the Exploratorium Visualization Laboratory, The Exploratorium

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