…explores the relative size of things from the microscopic to the cosmic. The 1977 film travels from an aerial view of a man in a Chicago park to the outer limits of the universe directly above him and back down into the microscopic world contained in the man’s hand.
describes the film’s history; and don’t forget to mark October 10, 2006 on your calendar: it’ll be .
Even better: the Simpsons’ version of it (direct link to MOV file).
imitates a 90-mph fastball thrown by a major league pitcher. While this exhibit doesn’t test if you could actually hit a fastball, it does test whether you could react in time to hit one. When you see the “swing batter” screen, a signal in your eye sends a message to a part of your brain that controls your muscles. Your brain must then send a signal to your muscles, telling them to click.
It will tell you to swing at random times, so wait for it. I haven’t gotten a hit yet.