Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ultra-fast camera that can see around corners

digitaltrends.com


Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a camera that can see around corners by making sense of scattered laser light.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge have succeeded in creating an ultra-fast camera that can see around corners.
This particular device, however, hasn’t been designed with the Flickr community in mind, enabling amateur photographers to take pictures over high walls. Instead, it may be utilized by the military, once work on it is complete. It could also be useful in inaccessible locations, such as an area that’s been contaminated, or be used to build up an image of a place that’s hard to enter because of various physical obstacles.
A video by science journal Nature (check it out at the end of the article) explains that the special camera works by constructing images from light waves that are bounced off surfaces, such as walls, close to the out-of-sight object.

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