Lightyear.fm – A journey through space, time, and music

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Radio broadcasts leave Earth at the speed of light and travel outwards into space. Follow them through the Milky Way as you scroll backwards through time and listen to what the stars hear.

Built using Three.js. Taking a look at the source code reveals all tracks used.

And oh, don’t forget the “Inverse Square Law of Propagation”:

Although Lightyear.fm has radiowaves reaching over 100 lightyears into space, due to the Inverse Square Law of Propagation, any terrestrial radio broadcast would become nothing but background noise just a few light years away from Earth.

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The Fallen of World War II

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The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since the war. The 15-minute data visualization uses cinematic storytelling techniques to provide viewers with a fresh and dramatic perspective of a pivotal moment in history.

Be sure to watch the interactive version. It’s an impressive WebGL powered visualization which you can pause and interact with.

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The Dawn Wall – El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route

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Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are trying to free-climb the nearly 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, a vertical sheet of mostly smooth granite that many believe is the most difficult climb in the world.

Neat WebGL powered visualisation of The Dawn Wall, a route to climbing El Capitan. Wish it were a tad more interactive though (such as clickable titles on the route, with some more details on those sections of the route itself), but cool nonetheless. Be sure to also read the impressive backstory covering the two climbers their impressive ascent.

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Dawn Wall’s Underdog Climber Recounts His Push to Catch Up →
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The Presets — No Fun

Neat 3D – WebGL powered – music video: one side contains the actual song/videoclip, other sides of the cube contain separate channels: vocals, bass, etc. Depending on how you rotate it, you can create your own mixdown of the song.

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