MIT researchers develop super-fast camera that photographs a trillion frames per second

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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.

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Parrot unveils its new ultra-light drone complete with 14MP camera and Oculus Rift support

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Bebop drone

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.

 

 

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Lens-free, pinpoint-sized camera adds eyes to any device

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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.

 

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FDA approves PillCam, an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy

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PillCam

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)

 

 

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FBI can secretly activate a laptop’s webcam without the indicator light turning on

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.

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How to turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

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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.

 

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