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Visualizing science contest winners

“Save Our Earth, Let’s Go Green” won first place for photography in the 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation. The annual contest highlights visuals that reveal the hidden meaning and intricate details of our world.

View slideshow on MSNBC.

This picture shows how tiny plastic fibers, each with a diameter of 250 nanometers, wrap themselves around a plastic ball when immersed in an evaporating liquid.


Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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