The Best Science Visualizations of the Year
Browse through the winning images that turn scientific exploration into art
- By Laura Helmuth and Sarah Zielinski
- Smithsonian.com, February 15, 2012
(Image courtesy of Andrew Noske (NCMIR), Tom Deerinck (NCMIR), Horng Ou (Salk Institute))
A People's Choice award goes to this illustration of a cell undergoing mitosis. The highlighted molecule seeming to fly out of the dividing cell represents a fluorescent protein called “MiniSOG” that scientists are beginning to use to refine their electron microscope images.