Update (January 21st, 2014): It appears this story is bunk, and I’m sorry to have linked to it. I had my suspicions about it, but links from other prominent sites caused me to ignore my gut. Sorry, dear reader! Sorry, gut!
The smog in Beijing is apparently now so thick that the sun is barely visible. Now there’s a solution that’s equal parts novel and dystopian.
The futuristic screens installed in the Chinese capital usually advertize tourist destinations, but as the season’s first wave of extremely dangerous smog hit – residents donned air masks and left their homes to watch the only place where the sun would hail over the horizon that morning.