MIT camera captures video at 1 trillion frames/second

New imaging system can show light traveling through objects

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MIT Media Lab researchers have uploaded a video showing off their new imaging system that "can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second," which is fast enough to produce slow-motion video of light traveling through objects. Take a look at the researchers talking about how they do this:

Applications for this system can be used in medical imaging, where we soon could be conducting ultrasounds with light instead of sound. They're even suggesting consumer photography could benefit, which just means we'll see more slow motion films of things being destroyed by hammers, I'm sure.

More details on this project are available at this MIT website.

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