MIT's Insanely Fast Camera Can Capture Light as it Travels

No, it won't help you up your selfie game.

If you thought this guy was fast, you ain't seen nothing! 

Good Magazine reports that a new camera, which was developed at MIT, can photograph a trillion frames per second. (Yes, one trillion.) A traditional movie camera takes only 24, which should put this achievement in context. Thanks to this device, scientists can now photograph the fastest thing in the universe—light.

Check out the video, where you'll see light photons traveling 600-million mph through water. Then, go back to watching Calvin Johnson highlights, who won't seem quite as quick as you remember.


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