Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Trillion-frame-per-second video". (Via Gideon R.)

Related NYT article, "Speed of Light Lingers in Face of New Camera":
"You can think of it as slow motion," Andreas Velten, a postdoctoral researcher who is a member of the design team, said during a recent technical presentation. "It is so much slow motion you can see the light itself move. This is the speed of light: there's nothing in the universe that moves faster."
Here's the related BBC story, "MIT's trillion frames per second light-tracking camera", including a still photo showing light propagating through a Coke bottle: