Once you’ve picked your jaw from the floor, here’s what you’re looking at: the final stop of this zoom
, which spans multiple orders of magnitude, is a little bacterium.
In anticipation of the Wii U Virtual Console release of EarthBound
(Mother 2), Nintendo asked series creator Shiegato Itoi
) to say a few words about the game. What he wrote is nostalgic, heartfelt and perhaps even a little bit wise
. [more inside]
Has your life becomes choppy, condensed, and full of zooms? You may have Edgar Wright Syndrome
Jet Trains! Jet Trains! The Americans
built one, so the Soviets
had to build one, too. The Soviet one appears to be in disrepair
Cool app lets you zoom in from a coffee bean to a carbon atom, so that you can compare sizes.
Along the way, you see a grain of sand, a skin cell and many other tiny things. This is the first time I've ever had a sense of these objects' sizes. Cells are actually bigger than I thought they were. I wish the zoomer would keep going. I want to see some sub-atomic particles on the scale.
Amazing zoomable images of the Extended Groth Strip
and Orion Nebula
Zoom in to brush-stroke level detail of the masters at the World's First HD Online Art Exhibition
. At SXSW 2009
, France's Zoomorama
showed off its latest collaboration with Bridgeman Art Library
. So far the collection features the work of only three artists, but for those of us who like to make museum security nervous by getting really close, the results are pretty amazing, and the implications for future exhibitions are exciting. [Flash]
Accomplished by seamlessly blending images captured with different photo and microscopy techniques – and some deal of illustration – delve deep into the matter, from the hair
above to concrete
in the Weird, Weird Science Channel
. Via forgetomori
How deep does the rabbit hole go? The Ultimate Fractal Video Project
features animated zooms into the famous Mandelbrot Set
. Some zoom in so far that, by the end of the dive, the first frame you had viewed would be as large as (or larger than) the known universe. | The animations are offered as .zip'd WMV files; lower-quality versions are viewable on FractAlkemist's YouTube page. [more inside]
As a photographer, you need to get close to your subject. But sometimes things get between you and your subject. Things such as state lines, restraining orders, and guard patrols that can keep you miles away from the people you want to shoot. What do you do at times like this? Get a bigger lens
. [more inside]
In October 1947, the directors of J. Lyons & Co
(think - teashops, nippies, bakeries, ice-creams, steakhouses, hotels, Wimpy Bars and Dunkin' Donuts), decided to take an active role in promoting the commercial development of computers.
In 1951 the LEO I
computer was operational and ran the world's first regular routine office computer job.
"A virtual discovery journey into the worlds of micro- and nano-cosmos." [flash]
A kind of thematic followup to this
A Mandelbrot zoom
that is much larger than our known universe.
Previously mentioned here
, but it deserves its own mention. Via
The universe [flash]
. I know, it's on a corporate site, and you have to sit through some pretentious Japanglish while it loads, but being able to use your mousewheel to scroll from femtometers up to the 100 billion lightyear scale is dazzling
. I love cosmic zooms
. Remember to pray that there's intelligent life in space, because there's bugger-all down here on Earth
, except for folks like Metafilter's own kokogiak
, who shows us everything in the solar system bigger than 200 miles in diameter
A nice series of images for a summer weekend. (Via Avva
Feeling small or feeling big?
39 orders of magnitude that take you from the Milky Way to the proton in an oak leaf.