The Fastest Thing You Will Ever See In Slow-Mo

Submitted by: ledzeppeloyd 5 years ago in Tech

Looks like somthing from a "50s sci-fi movie, but its real.
There are 40 comments:
Male 4,290
[quote]3.0 x 10^8 meters/second = speed of light[/quote]
Only in a vacuum.
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Male 7,774
wtf am I supposed to be seeing? Without an explanation it`s completely lame.
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Male 510
wtfrock`s posted link is more interesting because it details the practical applications of this technology and how the camera actually works.
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Male 766
the camera does not have a 1 trillionth of a second shutter speed. It takes many photos shot over hours to combine into something that mimics a fast camera, they sure fooled you idiots . . .
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Male 219
It is NOT the speed of light.

3.0 x 10^8 meters/second = speed of light

1 x 10^12 exposures/second = speed of camera

Is the camera fast? Damn fast. Does it come close to the speed of light? No, no it doesn`t.
Is the video GOD AWFUL BORING? Oh yes.
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Male 4,807

So if I`m not mistaken... this camera and footage is faster than the speed of light? How is that even possible?

Incredible!!
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Male 5,194
And it only took several minutes to do it!
[quote]the video is captured over several minutes by repeated and periodic sampling.[/quote]
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Male 2,384
so this is a major accoplishment for science and everyone here is just pooting on it like its nothing... ITS THE dratING SPEED OF LIGHT!!! AND ITS BEEN CAPTURED ON CAMERA FOR drat SAKE
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Male 10
for all of you that dont know, that is a beam of light captured at over a trillion frames per second. its the slowest slowmo cam to date. the fact that you can actually see the beam of light move like that is increadable.
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Male 2,737
B-B-B-BORING!
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Male 11,739
[quote]3:17 of my life, gone[/quote]

After about :20 I jumped ahead a couple of times and saw that it was all the same. I spared myself at least 2 minutes of crap that would put me into a coma instead of curing my boredom.
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Female 695
3:17 of my life, gone
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Male 41,141
@FatNinja01: I MUST shoot you down before you hit 20K!!

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Male 84
All I know is now I want to drink a Coca Cola for some reason.
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Male 904
It would have been better if instead of stupid music they had a voice-over explaining the what and the how.
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Male 688
That`s an amazing achievement poolords. I would really be proud of MIT if I were you.
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Male 910
@ilikelogic ummm there were experiments with gases that can slow light to a stop, but all it`s really doing is the gas molecules catch and release the light trillions of times, this video isn;t an accurate measurement of light speed, because as soon as it starts you can see the light, which means it traveled through the container, and to the camera before it even began moving down the bottle. pretty sure the bottle has that gas, i cant remember the name. besides, why would students at MIT use a coke bottle?
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Male 25,416
Pew pew
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Male 550
To all haters:
How about reading or listening or watching the news?
(Hint: MIT captures light (speed of light!!) on film)
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Male 168
lol. angry steelgrid? it`s a demonstration of technology.. calm down
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Male 10,440
Maybe next time tell us what it is in the description? Fool.

Other than that it was pretty cool.
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Male 1
Ok before this thing gets down voted to hell, I think this post is related to this article.
MIT creates imaging system that captures images at one trillion frames per second
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Male 41,141
IT IS: composite film of photons going through a bottle of liquid (water I think) because light (photons) slows down in dense material.

It`s not ONE photon though, it hundreds of fuilmings of them shooting through the water, combined to make an image.
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Male 2,700
"I thought this was awesome. This is a big step for science!"

What the fvuck are you talking about? Its a laser light, passing through plastic in front of a slo mo camera. WHere, in any of that, is a step?

Random people just blurting out random poo, kinda like half the picture posts on this site now.
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Male 526
i was waiting for the bullet or an explosion. scifi? in what film? is it sponsored by coke?
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Male 2,700
""The Fastest Thing You Will Ever See In Slow-Mo"... This Month"

Name one other video in the past 6 months here where something has moved at the speed of a laser light.
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Male 139
what is this!? I don`t get it!? someone passing a flashlight in slowmotion over a water filled coke bottle, come on wtf is this crap LOL!?
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Male 68
I thought this was awesome. This is a big step for science!
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Male 543
Fancy. Make me a moderator and I promise to never let terrible posts like this one make it to the page. Most boring post of the year.
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Female 1,386
If you slow something really really boring down, its still boring. Its just really really slow.
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Male 1,249
"The Fastest Thing You Will Ever See In Slow-Mo"... This Month
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Male 770
uhmerkin; Thanks for the explaination. I thought all I was seeing was a flashlight passing over it. that vid makes it a little more interesting.

Rick S; Well played.
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Male 1,178
@Rick_S - 2007 called, they want their meme back
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Male 876
The lovely folks at MIT have apparently built a camera that can shoot 1 trillion frames a second, and in that video you`re seeing a laser burst traveling back and forth through a bottle of water.

video
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Male 3,343
"I believe this will shed some light on this video."

That`s not bad, uhmerikin, but I think that this video explains it a little better.
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Male 14,331
Needs more explosions!!!
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Male 761
Fastest Coca-Cola advertisement in slow-mo?
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Female 546
i don`t get it?
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Male 721
here we go again, its not real, its a simulation
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Male 2,384
Link: The Fastest Thing You Will Ever See In Slow-Mo [Rate Link] - Looks like somthing from a `50s sci-fi movie, but its real.
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