Seventy years ago, in one of the most controversial actions of World War Two, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped circa 4000 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on Dresden. Only months before the end of World War II, in four fierce raids between 13…
North Korea remains one of the few places in the world that remains untouched by Google Street View's all-seeing eye. But at least now, we can content ourselves with these fascinating, state-approved (i.e. likely censored) 360-degree shots from Singaporean photographer Aram Pan.
Have you ever watched a video and wanted so badly to view the scene from a different perspective? Maybe you wanted to see what was happening behind the person filming. Eye Mirror is an upcoming camera accessory that should let you pan 360° within a video as it's playing. It looks surprisingly simple, and it apparently…
This newly released Mars panorama gives armchair explorers a 360°, rover's-eye view of the Red Planet, from a vantage point near the base of Aeolis Mons. Also known as Mount Sharp, the 18,000-foot mound of sedimentary layers forms the central peak of Gale crater, and is the Curiosity Rover's primary scientific target.…
Ever visit Tokyo? No? No problem. Messing around in this ridiculous 180-gigapixel, 600,000-pixel wide panorama is practically the same thing, and you can do it right from this browser window.
It took photographer Jeffrey Martin two days of shooting and four months of editing to create the interactive panorama you're about to experience. At 600,000 pixels wide, it would measure 50 meters by 100 meters if printed at photographic resolution. And yes, it is every bit as awesome as it sounds.
When the iPhone got native panorama function in iOS 6, people started sharing tons of sprawling views. 360s of stadiums, the whole visible coastline at sunset. Laudable Facebook wallpapers all. But the urge to capture really wide shots didn't start a few years ago, it began in the 1800s when photographers like George…
In a beautiful demonstration of Curiosity's imaging abilities, NASA has just released a stunning interactive 1.3-billion pixel panorama of the surface of Mars, as photographed by the rover's Mastcam.
In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360 degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But today, Donovan released the original, undoctored image—and it’s even better than the edited version.
Skycrapers, TV towers, and observation towers are among the most emergent objects of human engineering. If you want to look around as far as possible without climbing a mountain or getting on a plane, you just have to buy a ticket to the observation deck of the nearest supertall structure.
In April NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission took a huge panorama. From 438 miles above the Earth, the satellite shot a 6,000-mile-long, 120-mile-wide strip of planet from Russia to South Africa. It is aptly named ‘The Long Swath.’ Oh and it's 19.06 gigapixels.
The Curiosity Rover has taken enough self-portraits that it could be mistaken for a teenager with a brand new smartphone, but its latest self-shot is especially cool. We not only get a panoramic view of Curiosity sitting in the Gale Crater, we also get to explore its current work site a bit more closely.
SpaceX have published this neat interactive panorama of the inside of their Dragon capsule, America's first private spacecraft.
Apple's newest ads are all about touting the iPhone 5 concomitantly larger and smaller size, as well as its ear-shaped earbuds.
Check out this great find by science blogger extraordinaire Joe Hanson: an interactive panorama that gives you a 360° view of Tranquility Base, the landing site of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and its crew, including the late Neil Armstrong.
You're looking at a small section of a vast and colorful panoramic view of Mars, one of the latest to be beamed back by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama (click here for full-res) shows a 360-degree view of the rover's landing site, and a clear shot of the highest visible reaches of Mount Sharp, the rover's primary…
NASA's Curiosity rover returned its first color panoramic views from the inside of Gale crater last week, and they are a wonder to behold. First of all, they're positively massive. The first high-resolution color mosaic, which you can download here, is a staggering 29,184 x 4,144 pixels. The full-res TIFF file comes…
Greek photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos recently decided to try visualizing a full day in a single photograph. What he ended up with was the incredible, 360°, time-spanning panorama pictured here.