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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lightspeed on Film

Sometimes, when the news is just generally awful, I feel despair for the species. And then I see a story like this one--technology has allowed a camera to capture the motion of light as it moves around the world. There is a video and what you see is taking place in LESS THAN A NANO-SECOND. In the video you can see that the bottle is an empty coke bottle, but the logo has been obscured for the "official" photo.
Science is amazing. This is called "femto photography."
We might survive after all!  (Or as William Faulkner said in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, perhaps "Man will not merely endure, he will prevail."

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