17th Century France in 3D

Hundreds of years before the advent of satellite photography and Google Earth, French monarchs used detailed scale models to micromanage their realm…

Not only is it fascinating these intricate models of cities and forts would have been commissioned in the first place, but quite amazing they’ve actually been preserved intact for hundreds of years.

Google Earth 5.0

The newest iteration of Google Earth lets users explore oceans, track whales and other marine life (what, not people?), view Mars images and watch the Earth’s surface change over time.

As soon as Google figures out a way to go down to the store for a pack of Rothmans, there’ll be absolutely no reason to leave the house.