cool science toy of the day
Great googly moogly! Check out Powers of Ten, an awesome journey through the universe by powers of ten, from 10 million light years away from the Milky Way galaxy to Earth in its orbit around the Sun to an oak tree in Floriday to quarks in a carbon atom in a DNA strand in the nucleus of a leaf on that tree. If you like it, you can even order a Windows screensaver for a small fee. Awesome!
(via Byzantium's Shores)
Update: I'd originally said Powers of Ten was done in Flash, but Bret informs me via the comments that it's Java-powered. Silly me; all I had to do was view source to find out. Anyway, it's still pretty darn cool.