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 Robert Rock, Belliveau, Maryland)
Any gardener who has gotten a rash from handling immature vegetables can see the danger in this honorable mention photograph. It's a young cucumber, magnified 800 times to show the needle-like trichomes that protect its skin.