To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, “Microsoft Research has enhanced the ability to easily display extremely large images using HD View. Developed by Interactive Visual Media Group, HD View draws on technological advances to enable in-full, 360-degree fields of view. It also harnesses power of current graphics hardware for smooth panning & zooming of images. Available as an Active X Web browser component, users of Microsoft Windows can use HD View to create content that can be easily shared & distributed via Internet. To provide year-round inspiration and information on the collaborative discovery and scientific research underway, Microsoft Research invites you to visit two earth-friendly sites, Earth, Energy, and Environment and Microsoft Research and Environment. Both sites offer easy & convenient access to news, feature stories and in-depth information about projects being undertaken throughout global research community. Also drawing on the power of the Internet to facilitate change, Microsoft’s environmental site helps make every day an earth day,” noted Microsoft.