Powers of ten

by Volker Weber

Here is an interesting video starting at a picnic and travelling out of the known galaxy at powers of ten and then travelling back into the body at the same speed.

The trouble is, you cannot watch this video if you are originating from Germany:

Thanks for your interest in Google Video.

Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.

We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience.

What you need is a proxy somewhere else, for instance Google itself. Go to their language tools, enter the url linked from the first paragraph and let it "translate" the page. Bingo.


More about "the powers of ten"
from Charles and Ray Eames
Production circa 1977


Rolf Hartmann, 2005-12-18

I recall this one, there is (was?) also a video with ISBN 3-89330-999-3.

Olav Brinkmann, 2005-12-18

que mi proxy se queda en Mexico, I didn´t notice the Google-bug. I never surf without anon proxy if I can avoid it. The film is brilliant, I really like it.

Armin Roth, 2005-12-18

They used to sell this as a really cool flip book. You can get it for a ridiculous price from used booksellers on Amazon. I also saw in in IMAX. That was amazing.

Jeff Chausse, 2005-12-18

Thanks a lot, that made my day. I was quite annoyed about not being able to access google video until tonight... Great video, too, not seen this since the eighties. I wonder what power of ten represents the "edge of present understanding" nowadays.

Ludwig Canisius, 2005-12-18

"Ein Film gebildet, damit IBM die Effekte oder das Addieren null erforscht.": Entweder hat IBM Defizite auf dem Gebiet natürlicher -arithmetischer- Intelligenz, oder Google hat auf dem Gebiet künstlicher Intelligenz - Teilgebiet Maschinelle Übersetzung - noch einiges zu tun :).

Rainer Wasserfuhr, 2006-01-07

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