“The talent of these award winners is remarkable,”
Monica Bradford, the executive editor of the journal Science, said in a statement.
“These winners communicate science in a manner that not only captures your attention,
but in many instances strives to look at different ways to solve scientific problems through their varied art forms.”
#Lets take a look at the Winning.Entries ▼
Credit:Joel Brehm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Research and Economic DevelopmentThis three-dimensional illustration, which garnered an honorable mention, shows the production of carbon nanotubes. University of Nebraska-Lincoln electrical engineer Yongfeng Lu discovered a laser-based production technique that can create these nanotubes to careful specifications.
The Power of Minus Ten
Credit: Laura Lynn Gonzalez, Green-Eye VisualizationTaking an honorable mention in the gaming category, The Power of Minus Ten allows players to zoom in on the human body at different levels of magnification, all the way down to the molecular level as seen in this screengrab.
Credit: Babak Anasori, Michael Naguib, Yury Gogotsi, Michel W. Barsoum, Drexel UniversityIt’s not the edge of the Grand Canyon; this People’s Choice winner was created by placing a layered compound called Ti3AIC2 in hydrofluoric acid. The acid selectively etches away some layers of the compound, creating this odd scene.
Credit: Andrew Noske, Thomas Deerinck, National Center fo rMicroscopy & imaging Research, University of California, San Diego; Horng Ou, Clodagh O’Shea, Salk InstituteThis image of cell separation garnered a People’s Choice award for its creator. The cell membrane is shown in blue and the cell’s chromosomes in yellow as the cell divides or undergoes mitosis.
Attack of the Antibody
Credit: Emiko Paul and Quade Paul, Echo Medical Media; Ron Gamble, University of Alabama, Birmingham InsightThis honorable mention illustration shows tumor death-cell receptors (DR5) on breast cancer cells targeted by the antibody TRA-8.
Cool as a …
Credit: Robert Rock Belliveau, MDThis honorable mention photo is the skin of an immature cucumber, magnified 800 times. These structures are called “trichomes,” and they act as little spears, protecting the young vegetable from plant-eaters. The lower part of the trichomes contains bitter, toxic chemicals that make herbivores go “ick!”
Credit: Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Alexander Kovalevsky, Anastasya Bakulina; Visual ScienceThis honorable mention poster reveals the inner and outer workings of the deadly virus Ebola.
Credit: Jeremy Friedberg (Game designer/producer), Nicole Husain (Content & Writing), Ian Wood (Programming), Genevieve Brydson (Project Management), Wensi Sheng (3D graphics, Compositing/post-production), Lorraine Trecroce (3D graphics, Project Management),The final honorable mention in the gaming category goes to “Build-a-Body,” a game that lets computer users play surgeon — without all that messy blood and bile. Drag-and-drop organs and take anatomy quizzes and you’ll be ready for the OR in no time.
Credit: Seth Cooper, David Baker, Zoran Popovic, Firas Khatib, Jeff Flatten, Kefan Xu, Don-Yu Hsiao and Riley Adams, Center for Game Science at the University of Washington.A screengrab from a winning interactive game called “Foldit” that allows players to compete against one another to fold the most efficient protein shape for a task.
The Color of Math
Credit: Konrad Polthier and Konstantin Poelke, Free University of BerlinThis honorable mention visualization shows the visualization of a complex function using colors to represent every complex number. Complex functions are important in math, physics and engineering.
Credit: W. Schneller, P.J. Campell, M. Stenerson, D. Bassham & ES Wurtele, Iowa State UniversityIn the plot of Meta!Blast 3D, you’re a hapless lab worker who has to rescue a team of scientists trapped inside a photosynthetic cell. To make matters worse, an unknown pathogen is decimating Earth’s vegetation. Designed for students and educators, this game garnered an honorable mention.
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