Capturing the Speed of Light on Camera

Paul Sawers reporting: >“We have built a virtual, slow-motion camera where we can see photons – light particles – moving through space”, says Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab. “Now you have seen pictures of a bullet through an apple. But photons move about a million times faster than bullets. This camera can…

Paul Sawers reporting:
>“We have built a virtual, slow-motion camera where we can see photons – light particles – moving through space”, says Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab. “Now you have seen pictures of a bullet through an apple. But photons move about a million times faster than bullets. This camera can see the photons – or bullets of light – traveling through space.”

>So, what could this technology be used for? “Such a camera may be useful in medical imaging, or in industrial or scientific use”, adds Raskar. “And in the future…maybe even for consumer photography.”

It *could* be used for those things. But it *should* be used for better slow-mo high-def water balloon popping videos.

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