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scientific visualizations title Award Winning Scientific Visualizations

In July, the US Department of Energy hosted its annual Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC 2011) conference in Denver, CO. Among the programmed events was a Visualization Night in which a three-person jury, and members of the audience at large, voted to determine the best of 23 submitted scientific visualization videos. WIRED has a good overview of the event and commentary on the winning entries. My personal top three are a rooftop mortar shell blast visualization from the DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program, a simulation of a magnitude 8 earthquake centered at Bombay Beach by the San Diego Supercomputing Center, and an aerodynamic analysis of wind turbine wakes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. [via Neatorama]

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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