The Shortlist: Science & Technology

Dataviz is all about exploring frontiers and blowing past boundaries. This year our creators probed the cutting-edge of science & technology with entries on cryptocurrencies, space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Activate your curiousity, and delve into the incredible Shortlisted pieces in our 'Science & Technology' category.


2017: The Safest Skies Record

By Adolfo Arranz & Pablo Robles at South China Morning Post


Diagramming Artemisinin Against Malaria

By Yu Dan Hua


Searching for Health

By Alberto Cairo & Simon Rogers at Google News Lab


Satellites: 60 Years in Orbit

By Maria Potashova, Nika Milovidova, Taya Khalikova, Nastasya Lugovaya, Mikhail Shestakov, Vladimir Kononov, Alexander Vershinin & Anton Stepanov at Rossiya Segodnya


Data Science vs Fake

By Cécile Klingler, Alex Ly, Tristan Kebci & Christophe Atabekian with Pascal Goblot


What Happens To The Plastic We Throw Out

By Brian T. Jacobs, Jason Treat & Kennedy Elliott with National Geographic


Artificial Senses

By Kim Albrecht at metaLAB Harvard, supported by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society


How Crypto Stacks Up Against Other Investments

By Yue Qiu, Justina Lee & Adrian Leung at Bloomberg LP


Dynamic Planet Interactive Scientific Poster

By Jonas Häutle, Tom Duscher, Dr. Andrey Babeyko, Dr. Sascha Brune, Dr. Peter Evans, Cedric Evers, Dr. Monika Korte, Dr. Martin Rother, Dr. Joachim Saul, Dr. Bernhard Steinberger, Dr. Angelo Strollo, Dr. Ariane Kujau & Ralf Nestler at Science Communication Lab


Making Sense of Skills

By Cath Sleeman & Jyldyz Djumalieva


:: See the Full 2018 Shortlist


Discover each category:

Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Breaking News


Leisure, Games & Sport

Maps, Places & Spaces

People, Language & Identity

Politics & Global

Visualization & Information Design

Science & Technology



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