6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

• 6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations last year

Modern science need high quality illustrations to convey their findings to a wider audience. At the competition, which the journal Science, supported by the National Science Foundation holds the 11th time, 200 visualizations from 12 countries were presented. Look at the work of the winners.

1. The liquid flow generated coral

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

1st place in the category "Photography": the work of Vicente Fernandez, showing the hidden beauty of living reef-building corals.

2. The hairs on the leaves Deutz rough

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

Photographer Stephen Lowry, Francis used the old technology polarized light microscopy to create this image, received a consolation prize in the category "Photography".

3. The self-assembled polymer microstructure Visualization

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

People's Choice Award in the category "Photography" received Pyayt Anna and Howard Kaplan, who used a camera mounted on the sight glass microscope to demonstrate the formation of polymer microstructures are able to gather themselves in different forms of its own.

4. Movement in the brain cells

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

Greg Dunn called his work a romantic: "The cerebral cortex in pastel colors and metallic." In the illustration we see the interactions occurring between neurons in the layered structure of the cerebral cortex, painted using gold foil, aluminum and acrylic.

5. The stolen passwords

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

Illustration "Safety Cover" is a quilt, on which are printed through a digital layers of the most popular passwords that people use the internet.

6. The germs on your hand

6 most mind-blowing scientific visualizations of last year

Lydia-Marie Joubert visualize bacterial biofilm covering the man's hand with a magnification of 400 times, for which he received the Audience Award. The illustration shows that microbes accompany you always - no matter how carefully you may wash their hands.