What happens when you can capture one trillion frames per second? You make the speed of light look really, really slow. Since I don’t have a PhD in physics, I’ll let the researchers from MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group explain how they did it:
This imaging system is a spinoff from another Camera Culture project — developing a camera that can see around corners. Another MIT researcher is developing a radar technology that allows us to see through concrete walls.
Pretty soon, there will be little we can’t see — with the proper technology, of course.
But while being able to see an advancing light wave is really something, I’m still pretty impressed with a mere 1,000 frames per second: