Visualization Challenge 2010

Noninteractive Media

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Science  18 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6019, pp. 854-856
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6019.854

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The winner and four honorable mentions have been chosen by Science and the National Science Foundation in the Noninteractive Media category in the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Top honors go to Dietmar Offenhuber and his colleagues at the SENSEable City Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for "TrashTrack," which traces where used products go after they're dumped in the trash. Honorable mentions go to Damian Pope, Greg Dick, Sean Bradley, and Steve Kelly of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics for "GPS and Relativity," a video that explains how the theory of relativity affects GPS systems; Amit Chourasia, Emmett Mcquinn, Bernard Minster, and Jurgen Schulze of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for "GlyphSea," which depicts the direction of seismic waves passing through Earth; Thomas J. Cox of the Carnegie Institution for Science for "Computer Simulation of a Binary Quasar"; and Drew Berry, Mark Ellisman, and François Tétaz of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research for "Visualization of the Whole Brain Catalog."