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Speed of Light Lingers in Face of New Camera


Light in motion

MIT's camera captures light particles seemingly in motion by using repeated exposures, creating a movie of a nanosecond-long event.

Credit: Di Wu and Andreas Velten, MIT Media Lab

More than 70 years ago, the MIT electrical engineer Harold (Doc) Edgerton began using strobe lights to create remarkable photographs: a bullet stopped in flight as it pierced an apple, the coronet created by the splash of a drop of milk.

From The New York Times
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