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'The Last Supper' at 16 Billion Pixels

Have a taste for the fine arts? Want to see the famous paintings and sculptures of the world? As of last week, all you need is an Internet connection. That's because Milan officials have successfully uploaded the image of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The ... Last Supper" at 16 billion pixels, 1,600 times stronger than if the picture was taken with a typical 10 million pixel digital camera. The higher resolution will allow experts to inspect certain aspects of the 15th century wall painting that would otherwise have gone unnoticed by the casual observer, including traces of the original drawings Leonardo ... (view more)

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