From the Author:
Once again your beloved searcher gets hijacked. This time forming a sphere.
Mouse over the page and type the term you're looking for on the search box. Hit return (or click on the search button if you find it). The more you search the more images about the term you'll get.
Now, if you want to get geeky...
During the development of my previous experiments I found out about the -webkit-transfom style that allowed us to rotate dom elements. This same style also allows us to scale elements.
For the magic touch it just needed some smooth animations which is where jstween comes in.
Take a look at the code and feel free to play with it :)
threedoob, jstween, google api