Monday, December 19, 2011

Capturing video at the speed of light — one trillion frames per second

Ever wonder what it would be like to see a pulse of light hit a soda bottle, propagate through, and exit the other side? Well, seeing something like this is possible, if only you have a camera fast enough. In the next video, the MIT Media Lab shows off a camera where they are able to take 1 trillion (!) images per second, enough to see the propagation of light as something other than an instantaneous event.

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