February 15, 2012

A camera so fast, it can see photons moving

Oh my:

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.


Posted by John Nack at 11:26 AM on February 15, 2012


  • Rob — 12:52 PM on February 15, 2012

    That’s gonna take one mammajamma CF card.

  • Terrence Ryan — 2:03 PM on February 15, 2012

    Heisenberg is rolling over in his grave. Or is he? I have no idea.

    • Rob — 2:52 PM on February 15, 2012

      Never mind Heisenberg. Schrödinger is both rolling over in his grave and not rolling over.

      • boR — 4:41 PM on February 19, 2012

        Funny! :)

  • karl — 9:43 AM on February 17, 2012

    Old. Several blogs had posted this months ago, some multiple times. In the meantime we know already that it isn’t a really fast camera – it’s only a camera which takes millions of images.

    [Feel free to start your own blog, populate it *daily* with hopefully fresh content, and do it all on the side while having small children. Go ahead, I’ll wait. –J.]

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