Heheh, at first I thought this was a Deanpaul style gag, because all I got at the site was horizontal fields - one white and one beige. Nice! Then i was able to install flash on this work machine (using Firefox), and now I can see. All in all, its fun to look at! (then again, I'm not speedily trying to find any information.)
So that's my first critique - the site needs alternative navigation! Users could possible have multiple computer setups and abilities. I'm actually lucky I could install flash, because at work, the sheer bureacracy of IT prevents me from installing all kinds of things, or is just left out by default. The designers should consider this. Their target audience could be on the ball and tech savvy, but may not have access to the full capability of the site for any number of reasons. Maybe they just got a new laptop from work that was never fully set up. Maybe they had to use a Win 98 machine from a certain facility. Whatever the reason, this site needs the barebones html navigation.
The horizontal slidebar - this stuff is fun to see, but if I were looking for quick info, I'd quickly get impatient. One tweak - When mousing over the slide bar menu, I naturally drop down to the next row with the little blue line. That instantly snaps the bar back to the left, so its jarring. I think that moving that horizontal slidebar down into that row, and even beyond, a few millimeters into the blurry orange field would be effective. Your fist move is to put the mouse in the orange field anyway, so catching onto the slidebar navigation this way would be that much quicker.