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VCURamFan
12-13-2011, 02:53 PM
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A team from the MIT (http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/12/inefficient-mits-new-chip-software-doesnt-know-the-meaning-of/) media lab has created a camera with a "shutter speed" of one trillion exposures per second -- enabling it to record light itself traveling from one point to another. Using a heavily modified Streak Tube (which is normally used to intensify photons into electron streams), the team could snap a single image of a laser as it passed through a soda bottle. In order to create the slow-motion film in the video we've got after the break, the team had to replicate the experiment hundreds of times. The stop-motion footage shows how light bounces through the bottle, collecting inside the opaque cap before dispersing. The revolutionary snapper may have a fast shutter but the long time it takes to process the images have earned it the nickname of the "the world's slowest fastest camera."

VIDEO (http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/13/dnp-mit-builds-camera-that-can-capture-at-the-speed-of-light-vi/)

Spiritwalker
12-15-2011, 03:32 AM
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THAT is just bad arse!!!!!:scared0015: