Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)



This animated tutorial allows you to view the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. It then moves through space towards Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. Then the animation moves from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

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Comments

  1. #1 alfons
    July 30, 2006

    Ah, yes, The Powers Of 10, which not only introduced Dutch kids to science, but also influenced artists. (This rendition as a bonus has great music too…)

  2. #2 Tabor
    July 31, 2006

    Whoa. This is very nice. For a layman such as myself it is like seeing a perfect sunset or a flower opening.

  3. #3 Two Dishes
    October 9, 2006

    These Eames-influenced things are great. After the long lead-up of seeing the succession of space images zooming in, I have keen anticipation wondering what part of earth it will choose to zoom in on. Since the beginnings and ends are pretty similar on these, the narrative reaches a sort of climax when the camera touches down on earth. I teach chemistry and we used one last month that touched down on a lilly pad in the Japanese Garden in SF Golden Gate Park. There was a bee on the pad that had pollen stuck on its compound eye!

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