On 22 September 2006, Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation honor the creators of dazzling scientific images and animated presentations, in the fourth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. This year’s winners — in categories including photography, illustration, informational graphics, and multimedia — captured inner details of a child mummy, mathematical surfaces rendered as glass objects, the highest mountain on Earth, air traffic by night, cellular dynamics, and the vasculature of conjoined twins.
Ang cool grabe. This will capture the imagination of the scientists and the non-scientists alike. The picture above is a rendering of five famous mathematical surfaces. Notice how the glassy surfaces are reflected in one another and in the glass-covered, wood-grained tabletop. Coolness. 😀