Thursday, 26 February 2009

Nuke it!

Brilliant. A design firm in Sydney, Carlos Labs, has done a mash-up of Google Earth that shows you the effect of nuclear bombs, of different sizes, being dropped on - well, wherever you want.

Above is Edinburgh hit by a bomb the size of Little Boy: the concentric circles represent conflagration, and first, second and third degree burns.

In a further stroke of genius, you also have the option of replicating your chosen target being hit by an asteroid.

Bye bye Basildon.

BLDGBlog has more.

2 comments:

polly peachum said...

Thanks JM! You made my day!
Go Asteroids!

BLJ said...

Marvellous. It reminds me of the CND crackers we had one Christmas in which the Eskimo-based jokes were replaced with sobering analysis of the casualty rate resulting from a nuclear strike on a major British city. (It is indeed grim up north.)