Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Femto Photography

New techniques in ultra high speed photography can slow down movement a trillion times. That's a million faster than the bullet-through-the-apple photos of Harold "Doc" Edgerton and it's enough to see light moving through space.

(Video link) You can watch the ripples of light as they travel through space and interact with materials. "It's like throwing a stone in a pond of water," says MIT researcher Ramesh Raskar, who presented the video at a TED Global talk, and who will offer the techniques in an open source mode.

Thanks, Dan and BestofYouTube


Stryke (the Aerozopher) said...

wow, thanks for sharing!!

Rich said...

Light in Slow Motion:
unseen and WOW! unheard of.

Ryan said...

The packet passing through the water bottle literally brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

slow motion ballet:

ExPLiCiT said...

Where is the open-source material located? I can't find it anywhere.