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 Babak Anasori, Michael Naguib, Yury Gogotsi, Michel W. Barsoum)
It's not a sandstone cliff in Utah or the backdrop for a “Looney Tunes” Roadrunner cartoon. This People's Choice winner in the photography division—yes, it's a photograph—shows a layered compound called Ti2ALc2, from a family called MXene.