Fine Structure

CERN QTVR Panoramas of the LHC

(apologies for the acronym-laden title) Following in the footsteps of "big science porn", Peter McCready has published a number of Quicktime panoramas of the CMS detector and control room. Links to all seven of them are on the original post.

CMS has been covered extensively, mostly by people wanting to convey a sense of size. Not only do these panoramas give you an excellent sense of the magnitide of these places, but they also provide a looping ambient noise track (presumably) recorded on-site. You may not think that's a big deal, but it adds plenty of feeling to the already impressive images.