All I want for Christmas is a camera that can photograph an individual photon.

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All I want for Christmas is a camera that can photograph an individual photon.

I have got to get me one of those Smiling 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/12/13/ultra-high-speed-camera-records-at-speed-of-light/

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) have developed an imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion exposures per second–fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a one-liter bottle, bouncing off the cap and reflecting back to the bottle’s bottom.

 

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I. FUCKING. LOVE.

I. FUCKING. LOVE. SCIENCE.

 

Too bad religion holds it back otherwise, we'd all have one of these in our homes...

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Yeah, a trillion fps is

Yeah, a trillion fps is pretty cool. Too bad it only works in two dimensions though.

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Vastet wrote:Yeah, a

Vastet wrote:
Yeah, a trillion fps is pretty cool. Too bad it only works in two dimensions though.

We have 3d HD Tvs now, I doubt it would take that long to fix that problem.

Oh yea and FUCKING WAY BETTER THAN ANY BOOK OF MYTH!

Now if they could just invent a vending machine that pops out nothing but Angelina Jolies I'd be set for life.

 

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It's a bit more complicated

It's a bit more complicated than that. Yes, a 4D video could theoretically be made of a moving object, but you'd be filming it billions of times (probably billions of billions of times, per spacial dimension) and then translating the data and compiling it all into a single film. Considering it's already taking months to compile a 2D shot (time and one spacial dimension), I don't see it ever being used outside a lab. Stop motion is a breeze in comparison.

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