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Illustrating the Epic Battle Between Cells and Viruses Using a Sweet Cartoon (Video)

If you’re not familiar with the TED organization, you really ought to be. TED, which stands for technology, education and design, is a series of conferences where great minds give presentations (known as TED talks) on the topics I just mentioned.

While browsing videos of these presentations on their website, TED.com, I stumbled upon this awesome illustrated video which shows what happens inside your body when it is attacked by a virus. It’s a great way to understand a pretty complex scientific process, plus, the illustrations are awesome! Enjoy!

Lesson by Shannon Stiles, animation by Igor Coric.

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NASA Illustrations from Before the Days of Computer Animation (Gallery)

These days, pretty much all NASA illustrations use CGI (computer-generated imagery). But there was a time before computer animation when NASA hired artists to render illustrations of their various potential concepts.

Here’s a few particularly impressive ones (click an image to enlarge):

All images courtesy of NASA.