March 2, 2009
Google Earth now has ultra-high resolution versions (as in 14,000 million pixels) of 14 of the masterpieces from the Museo del Prado in Spain, including one of my all-time favourite works of art – Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (where by all-time favourite I mean I love it though it also freaks the hell out of me).
They’ve also got a self-portrait of one of my heroes, Albrecht Dürer.
I have to admit I quickly lost interest with Google Earth when I first installed it but if they start getting more content like this then I think it could be a bit of a winner.
Talking of Google this is also quite cool:
We’ve found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems