Farquhar’s coolest: Microphotography

The world's biggest high-res photo album.

What if you could put together all the pictures of a particular place that are floating on the web and then amalgamate them into one insanely detailed photo? A guy named Blaise Aguera y Arcas has done just that. He created software for Microsoft appropriately but unimaginatively named Photosynth that puts all the photos together and lets you fly in for incredible detail. Check the absolutely amazing video on Ted.com.