Random Cool Video: Astronaut’s View of Earth in Real Time

Random Cool Video: Astronaut’s View of Earth in Real Time

Technology is cool.

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo has just unveiled a massive 10 million pixel globe that shows you the view of the earth as if you were looking from space. But it gets better – you can interact and learn from touchscreens located all around the globe!

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A new, gigantic Japanese globe unveiled in Tokyo features 10,362 OLED panels that show constantly updated satellite images of Earth.

The nearly 20-foot-in-diameter globe, called Geo-Cosmos, displays Earth’s current appearance in more than 10 million pixels, an incredibly high resolution that is ten times sharper than the previous model, built with LED panels.

The interactive exhibit at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation also features interactive touchscreens that allow visitors to browse earth science images and data from all over the world. For instance, the touchscreens feature simulations of the March 11th earthquake that triggered the massive tsunami in northeast Japan.

Watch museum-goers marveling at the globe and playing with the interactive displays:

Source: Smartplanet

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