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Every year the magazine Science and the National Science Foundation choose the best visualizations from Science and Engineering. The winners of the 2013 Visualization Challenge are now presented.

The Visualization Challenge honors the long tradition of using illustration to communicate the complexities of science, engineering, and technology to students and the public.’science-challenge

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Infographics are part of the contest. Passwords?

password

‘Some 32 million passwords stolen from the games website RockYou were published on the World Wide Web in 2009, and they reveal our penchant for choosing passwords that may offer no security at all’

Just beautiful

stellatae‘These exuberant starbursts shoot from the leaves of Deutzia scabra, a deciduous shrub sometimes known as “Pride of Rochester.” Its leaves are covered with tiny hairs tipped by stars a quarter-millimeter across, giving it a fuzzy texture that Japanese woodworkers sometimes use for fine polishing.’

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