Femto-photography: one trillion frames per second


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What is femto-photography? According to Ramesh Raskar, it’s “a new imaging technique so fast that it creates slow motion video of light in motion.”

His team at MIT developed the technology that can actually allow for cameras to see around corners or into objects without X-rays. The femto camera used in the demonstration is no ordinary camera, of course. It has a time resolution of 2 picoseconds, fast enough to see light travel 0.6 millimeters.

It’s the type of technology that goes beyond what most perceive as possible. Here’s his TED video:

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