Saturday, April 21, 2012

Even the biggest is still small

Compared to our entire universe even the biggest man is very small. But in it, a small boy is very big. The 14-year old Cary Huang from California made a ‘scale of the universe’. With some technical help of his twin brother Michael, Cary compared everything in our world with each other.

"My seventh grade science teacher showed us a size comparison video on cells, and I thought it was fascinating”, Cary said and added he “decided to make my own interactive version that included a much larger range of sizes.”

The project wasn’t for school, he did it for fun, worked over a year on it. He read astronomy books and also got some information from Wikipedia.

I have to say, that I really love it. It is so well done, it shows us how small we are in this world. It compares everything, from a little string to the milky way and the observable universe. So totally fascinating. And more wonderful to see that a 14-year-old did this. Such a smart guy. Dive into our marvelous world and scale the universe.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/page/scale-universe-cary-michael-huang-california-high-school-15573968
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