Nikon | Universcale

This is the coolest science toy I’ve found on the web in some time. It’s a visual tour of sizes, from macroscopic to microscopic – be prepared to spend some time with it, and don’t be afraid to click around. In fact, you may just want to open it in a background window and let it unspool slowly across your desktop (hey, Nikon – make this into a screensaver, will ya?)

My only criticism is the regrettable lack of microscopic objects – why aren’t DNA, a cell, a protein, a tardigrade on the list?

(And for that matter, where’s the giant squid? They have a whale, after all. . . )

Thanks to inkycircus for pointing it out.

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