MIT develops ultra-fast camera that captures the motion of light

By Rick ¬∑ 15 replies
Dec 13, 2011
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  1. In everyday life, we take for granted how instantaneous light seems. In reality though, the photons which make up the light we see travel around 186,280 miles per second. Researchers…

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  2. Mudvayne819

    Mudvayne819 TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    O.o wow nice! I Like
  3. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Besides embedded html 5 video not working on my FF which is starting to piss me off.

    But seeing an actual pulse of light is pretty bad ***.
  4. mikeusru

    mikeusru TS Rookie Posts: 48

    I really want them to set up 2 mirrors so you can watch a light beam pong back and forth.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    That is some sort of trippy!
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

  7. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    Pictures or it didn't happen... oh wait
  8. thats cool, it looks like a sunrise on an apple
  9. So the camera (sensor) travels in the speed of light?
  10. Streak cameras have been around for over 35 years.
  11. I don't get it....
  12. StrayEagle

    StrayEagle TS Rookie

    Eh, not exactly what i was expecting when i read the title.....

    It's a bit misleading.

    Still kinda cool.
  13. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    "Researchers claim the camera captures roughly one trillion frames per second worth of visual data"

    I wonder what kind of memory card they used...
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +913

    Haha! Although I wonder as well?

    Maybe a massive SAN with RAID and a load of SSD's??
  15. Really ground breaking. What device can save 1 trillion pictures a second?
    What would happen if you could use the same camera in a telescope?
  16. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    :eek: Ultrasound with light! Can't wait to see that in action.

    Really? What version are you using?

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