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 Joel Brehm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Research and Economic Development)
Nanoengineering has made great progress since the first Bucky balls (soccer ball-shaped spheres). We now have nanofibers, hollow nanocages and molecule-thick sheets of graphene, all built on a billionth-of-a-meter scale. This honorable mention in the illustration category shows carbon nanotubes whose diameters can be manipulated from one end of the tube to the other.