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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second 94

Diggester writes Japanese researchers have recently designed a motion picture camera which is capable of capturing 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it the fastest camera in the world. The technique that allows for such speed is called STAMP (sequentially timed all-optical mapping photography). The research paper, published in the journal Nature Photonics has the full details.
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

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  • by grub ( 11606 ) <> on Thursday August 14, 2014 @07:46PM (#47674445) Homepage Journal

    If it's possible to play this back at 24 FPS, we can shoot that 3 minute homemade porn we've always wanted!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 14, 2014 @07:56PM (#47674527)

    This technology sounds totally cool. I'd like to see them use it to take pictures of somebody viewing the shitty Slashdot Beta site. They could capture the user's extreme boredom as this user waits for the shitty Beta site's page and all its shitty JavaScript and CSS crap to initially load. Then they could capture the trillionth of a second when the person notices that it's the shitty Beta site rather than the Classic site, and the person's anger starts to grow. The photos would progressively show the anger turning into madness, and then finally utter and complete disappointment and despair once the shitty Beta site has finally loaded. The photos could also capture the formation and flow of the very first of many teardrops to cascade down this poor victim's cheeks as the user struggles in vain to read the stories' small text with poor contrast. These trillions upon trillions of frames of total anguish could be examined in excruciating detail, so the awful nature of the Slashdot Beta site could be truly comprehended.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 14, 2014 @08:17PM (#47674641)

    Finally, a cable network with no reruns.

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