MIT: Trillion Frame per Second Device Records Images at the Speed of Light

MIT researchers say they’ve created a near speed-of-light imaging system, capturing visuals at the rate of a trillion frames per second. Next up, video cameras capable of capturing photons as they move, in slow motion video, through solid objects. Great science..

MIT researchers say they’ve accomplished an astonishing feat. They’ve built an imaging system capable of capturing visual data at the speed of light — one trillion frames per second. At that rate, it’s theoretically possible  to produce videos showing light — even down to the photon level — as it moves through and around objects. Wild.

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