A couple new things from Google Labs this week.

Ngram Viewer

Google has digitized over 500 billion words from its extensive collection of over 5.2 million books in several languages.  Now, they’re letting you search for the usage of words in literature for selected periods of time.  As you can see, I’ve been looking up really mature word combinations all day today.

Try it out here.

Body Browser

Like they did with Google Earth and Google Maps, Google has created a new way to explore the inside of the human body with Body Browser, an in-browser application (WebGL required) that will allow you to peel back layers on the human form to see the different systems within or search for body parts.  See it in action below.

Try it here.