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Hawaii_graphic.jpgYou may have noticed that some of us at The World Almanac are big fans of visualized data and the software involved. In that vein, I wanted to highlight the National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

Challenge organizers recognize that images such as those of the double helix or solar flares "have become part of the essential iconic lexicon." Through this competition, they hope to seek submissions that "communicate" science in a similarly accessible way. One of last year's winners was a team from the German Aerospace Center for the informational graphic "Hawaii, the Highest Mountain on Earth" (at right).

The deadline for this year's challenge is May 31, 2007. Winners will be chosen in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, interactive media, and non-interactive media.

Links: Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Home
Previous challenge winners

Graphic by Nils Sparwasser, Thorsten Andresen, Stephan Reiniger, Robert Meisner, German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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