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RobertoOrtiz
06-13-2006, 09:09 PM
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"...the big glowing ball that hovers in the middle of the room, you feel like a giant alien casually strolling through the solar system.

The display is Science on a Sphere, a pioneering system for presenting planetary portraits gathered from satellites and other spacecraft. Essentially a spherical movie screen of white fiberglass, six feet in diameter, it displays video images from four computer-controlled projectors. Though stationary, it gives the illusion of spinning as the images move, and the nearly invisible wire that holds it up makes it seem to be floating in space. "

>>LINK<< (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/13/science/13sphe.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1150229245-98OM6Hy3xNKu6RXB08p1dQ)

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pgp_protector
06-13-2006, 09:36 PM
Cool, how much & when :)
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/06/12/science/13spher.2.190.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
06-13-2006, 09:42 PM
I saw this a few years ago in SIGGRAPH:

http://www.siggraph.org/s2003/conference/etech/omniglobe.html
http://www.arcscience.com/omni.htm

-R

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