An 8,000 Pixel by 8,000 Pixel Big Ass Screen Is Coming to Chicago

The Adler Planetarium just renovated the Grainger Sky Theater with a big honking screen. The display will mimic being in space with a 8,000 by 8,000 pixel screen that's supposed to deliver "the largest single seamless digital image in the world". For reference, typical movie screens 'only' spit out 2k by 4k pixel images. » 4/26/11 7:31pm 4/26/11 7:31pm

Barack Obama's $3 Million 'Overhead Projector' Actually Pretty Cool

During the last Presidential debate, John McCain delivered this line about his opponent with withering contempt:
[Obama] voted for nearly a billion dollars in pork barrel earmark projects, including, by the way, $3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. » 10/09/08 5:20am 10/09/08 5:20am
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