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From the Archive: Everard Digby's 'De Arte Natandi' | Wellcome Trust

From the Archive: Everard Digby's 'De Arte Natandi' | Wellcome Trust | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Ross MacFarlane takes a sporting look at the earliest British work on swimming.

 

Arguably one of the earliest swimming manuals, or a case of instructions.

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science clip art for science presentations

science clip art for science presentations | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
science clip art that will boost your scientific presentations...

 

Cost in Euros, but is nice.

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Earthquakes since 1898 visualized

Earthquakes since 1898 visualized | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Beautiful where science meets art! Here, data from NCEDC.org and the USGS and UC Berkeley have been sliced out into veneers based on magnitude, then glued onto and image that began it's life at NASA's Visual Earth and wrung into the Times...
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Ernst Haeckel embryo drawings

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Comparing different embryonic stages of different animals is a tool that can be used to infer relationships between species, and thus biological evolution. This has been a source of quite some controversy, both now and in the past.
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Just How Small is an Atom? From TEDEducation

Just how small are atoms? And what's inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know. This fast-paced animation uses s...

 

 

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Cognitive Media | RSA Animate - The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens? Footnotes | Supercharge yourself. Think, talk and work more creatively.

Cognitive Media | RSA Animate - The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens? Footnotes | Supercharge yourself. Think, talk and work more creatively. | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The initial stage to creating any Animate is to absorb the content thouroughly....

 

Nice how-to by Cognitive Media (the folks who do those nifty visuals for RSA Animate.

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RSA Animate video series

RSA Animate video series | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

If you haven't come across these amazing animations yet, they are definately worth exploring. "The RSA Animate series is an innovative way of sharing world-changing ideas. All audio is taken from the RSA's free events programme, and all animations are created by Cognitive Media."


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Measuring and Visualizing Interdisciplinarity

Measuring and Visualizing Interdisciplinarity | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Being interdisciplinary—combining two different fields and doing some interesting research—is very hot right now. But it's not always ea...
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takotsubo -- first noted in Japan

takotsubo -- first noted in Japan | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Broken heart syndrome:  called Tako-tsubo, which means octopus trap...this is the temporary shape of the heart, which can occur after emotional stress.

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Family Stories in Scientific Presentations - Science Careers Blog

Sometimes, prose IS a picture:

This morning, during a session on adaptation to climate change, Heather M. Stoll of the Department of Geology at the University of Oviedo, in Spain, tackled the question of why we should care if climate change is due to natural anthropogenic forces. She took the example of some porcelain that her grandfather had hand painted and that she was conserving among her most precious possessions. She said that it was one thing to perhaps one day have it destroyed by a natural disaster like an earthquake or a volcano eruption--Pompei, near Vesuvius in Italy, is full of broken China, she said--but it would be quite another to leave her precious porcelain on the sofa at the mercy of anthropogenic forces. The photo of two somewhat mischievous-looking little boys helped us see her point.

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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days.
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Animations | Wellcome Trust

Animations | Wellcome Trust | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Creative Commons animations on DNA sequencing, parasitic diseases (protozoans and worms), bacterial diseases (syphilis and TB) and viral diseases (HIV and dengue infection).

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The Ghost Shrimp | Image of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network

The Ghost Shrimp | Image of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Image of the Week #53, July 30th, 2012:




From: Hitchhiking jellyfish, gonad-loving parasites and the skeleton shrimp by Becky Crew at Running Ponies.

Source: Alexander Semenov

The alien creatures ...
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Wellcome Image Awards 2012 | Wellcome Image Awards

Wellcome Image Awards 2012 | Wellcome Image Awards | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The 11th Wellcome Image Awards were announced on 23 February 2011, recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to Wellcome Images, as chosen by a panel of judges.
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scientific illustration and animation for the research scientist

scientific illustration and animation for the research scientist | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Your resource for high-end scientific and medical illustrations, images and animations...
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How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (And Get a Date)

The complex systems of high school dating and chemical reactions may have more in common than you think. Explore five rules for speeding up chemical reaction...

 

From Cognitive Media, via TEDEducation...using "getting a date for the prom" to explain speeding up chemical reactions.

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Cognitive Media | The Doom Machine animated by Walker Anderson | Supercharge yourself. Think, talk and work more creatively.

Cognitive Media | The Doom Machine animated by Walker Anderson | Supercharge yourself. Think, talk and work more creatively. | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Our work on the RSA Animate series has inspired some stiff competition from this talented young artist.

 

Every wanted to try an RSA Animate whiteboard project.  Fourth grader Walker Anderson, Doylestown, PA, did.

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RSA Animates

RSA Animates | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

RSA is a UK charity, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In the style of TED, the American non-profit group that holds talks on new thoughts and innovations,

 

The RSA Animate series is an innovative way of sharing world-changing ideas. All audio is taken from the RSA's free events programme, and all animations are created by Cognitive Media.

 

More on RSA here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/8855852/RSA-animated-lectures-how-to-open-your-mind.html

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Iron Egghead Contest | Scientific American

Iron Egghead Contest | Scientific American | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Video submissions!  Winners announced October 2012.

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Groovy 1973 Archival Film Celebrates Landsat Satellite Launch

Groovy 1973 Archival Film Celebrates Landsat Satellite Launch | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
[HTML1]In honor of its 40th anniversary, take a look back at the launch of the first Landsat satellite in this archival NASA video from 1973...
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The Seven Stones: New Synopsis with ‘Visual Titles’ : The Seven Stones

The Seven Stones: New Synopsis with ‘Visual Titles’ : The Seven Stones | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Molecular Systems Biology has recently updated and streamlined its article Synopsis format.
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Science Communication Through Art

Science Communication Through Art | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

The disciplines of science and art are intertwined in more ways than you can imagine. The benefits of using art to communicate science is articulated beautifully in Communicating Science Concepts Through Art.

Briefly, here are the conceptual art strategies Buczynski et al.(2012) used and how they used them:Depiction – Seventh-grade students were asked to apply their new knowledge about “scale, shadow and proportion” (Buczynski et al., 2012) to observe and draw the human body. This strategy was employed to move students away from the usual “stick figure”-type of thinking often observed in science lab notebooks.Projection – Students were asked to predict the outcome of a scientific event using hand-drawn images instead of words.Reformatting – Utilizing art forms from popular culture, students were asked to reformat scientific content into “a comic book, magazine, advertisement or film” (Buczynski et al., 2012).Mimicry – Students were assigned the task of becoming botanists by mimicking how botanists collect information in the field.Metaphor/Analogy – Students were asked to create a visual metaphor to describe how the digestive system works..

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