Photographing the movement of light with “the world’s slowest fastest camera”…


red apple with dark background and wavy lines of light across the sceneWow!

That’s my incredibly literate response to this trillion-frame-per-second video.

I’m just stunned by this new imaging system by MIT Media Lab researchers that captures visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second.

To put that into perspective that’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light traveling through objects.Β 

Read the details here. (There you will find out why one of the MIT researchers refers to it as the “the world’s slowest fastest camera.”)

YES, you can see the light itself move through the objects!

Now, admittedly, you don’t get to see all that much in this early video. But just the concept…wow.