Scientists develop camera that captures video at the speed of light!

December 19, 2011

by Next Wave DV, Author Tony Reale

Scientists develop camera that captures video at the speed of light, one trillion frames per second

 

Speed of Light Camera

 

Move over Phantom and your slow 1,000,000 fps video capture mode, there’s a new high speed king in town. Scientists have developed a camera that can shoot at 1,000,000,000,000 fps…that’s trillion…with a “T”. MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light traveling through objects.  Check out the fancy science explanation below and see how this could impact the medical world as well as consumer hobbyists.

 

Read more: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/trillion-fps-camera-1213.html
Project website: http://www.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/

 

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