Researchers at MIT have developed a new camera that can photograph a trillion frames per second. Compare that with a traditional movie camera which takes a mere 24. This new advancement in photographic technology has given scientists the ability to photograph the movement of the fastest thing in the Universe, light.
Walk into your pictures.
What if you could snap a photo with your smartphone that you can step into? And once you’re immersed inside this 3-D photo, what if you were able to walk around the space or fly above an open floor plan?
The GimBall is an autonomous drone that is in a fully immersive rollcage that keeps it protected from whatever it might fly into, but the robust safety of the thing means it might soon be perfectly applicable for combing disaster areas or any other tight spaces. (Video)
Camera drones and their accompanying photographic capabilities are consistently getting upgrades in hopes of pushing aerial photography and videography to, quite literally, new heights. The newest company seeking to introduce us to these heights is Parrot, who just yesterday announced their AR Drone 3.0, affectionately called Bebop.
Camera’s grating that sits atop a sensor shown next to a coin for comparison.
Senior research scientist Patrick Gill, from the technology licensing company Rambus, took a photograph of a famous artwork with a lens-free camera that is smaller than a pencil point. Unlike traditional cameras that require lenses, the tiny camera could find a use in security systems, toys, and any other object that is too small for current camera technology.
The ODC Camera was inspired by the simple magnifying glass. The camera provides both new and seasoned photographers with an easy and intuitive way to record images and details that aren’t easily visible to the naked eye. (Photos)
More and more incredible footage is getting captured of events our human brain would otherwise be unable to see in such detail due to the rise in popularity and drop in price of high speed cameras. (Video)
Scientists at Keio University have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves. (Video)
The FDA has approved the PillCam for use as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy. The pill-shaped capsule has a camera on both ends. It navigates through your intestines over an eight-hour period, taking high-speed images that are sent to a device worn by a patient that are later examined by a doctor. (Video)
How far will the FBI will go with its use of malware to spy on people?
The FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now, according to a Washington Post report.
The world is a fascinating place up close. Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise never notice. But now you can. There is a simple method for building a digital microscope that uses your smartphone camera, focused by a laser-pointer lens.
Ford’s European researchers could one day help you avoid collisions with its new technology. I could also help you squeeze into a tight parking space with the help of radar, ultrasound, and a digital camera.