http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/313/5794/1730

See also: Slide Show and Overview of the challenge

2006 Visualization Challenge Winners

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PHOTOGRAPHY: SECOND PLACE – Cockroach Portrait
(Credit: David Yager, University of Maryland)

Sometimes an eye-catching image is able to express a scientific idea more effectively than prose — leading the viewer to wonder what they are seeing and to explore further.

Fourteen images and multimedia presentations, each using innovative approaches to encapsulate a scientific story, have won the 2006 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science.

I’ve selected two that appeal to me – a portrait of a banana cockroach (above) and an illustration of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, as used by a biology teacher:

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ILLUSTRATION: SECOND PLACE –
A Da Vinci Blackboard Lesson in Multi-Conceptual Anatomy
(Credit: Caryn Babaian)



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