Interactive graphic of “The Scale of the Universe,” by a 14 year old boyPosted: February 13, 2012
When I was 14 years old I was skipping class, hanging out in the quad smoking cigarettes and mooning over punk rock boys.
These 14-year-old twins created an interactive animation called “The Scale of the Universe 2” which shows uh, the scale of the universe, from the teeniest matter like quantum foam to the largest – the observable universe. What the hell is wrong with kids these days?
ABC News says “Scale of the Universe 2” was created by Cary Huang, a 14-year-old ninth grader from Moraga, California, with the help of his twin Brother Michael.
“It was not a school project — just for fun,” says Cary. “However, my science teacher loved it so much she showed [it] to the class! My brother, Michael, helped me put it on the internet.”
This isn’t the interactive version. Click here for that. On that one, you can click on each object to get more information about it and control the zoom.
And yes, as the name suggests, there was a “The Scale of the Universe 1.” Cary says the first had less information in it, and the graphics needed work.
Eyeroll. It’s freakin’ brilliant.
I’ve wasted my life.