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Researchers from The University of Tokyo and Keio University in Japan have built the world’s fastest camera. The camera is capable of recording 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it possible to picture things once thought impossible to photograph.
The camera is so fast that it takes high resolution images at the rate of 4.4 trillion per second. The results of this camera are up to 1,000 times faster than existing high-speed cameras.
See the invisible
Measuring around 3 square feet, or around one square meter in length, it has a high pixel resolution of 450 x 450 pixels to provide a lot of detail about the photographed object. The scientists plan to make the device smaller in future.
The new camera is called Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography (STAMP) and will be used to capture chemical reactions and heat conduction that occurs at one sixth the speed of light.
Camera could be utilized in various fields
The camera could be used in both medical and manufacturing industries, capturing chemical reactions or looking at the detailed images of the manufacturing process to spot anomalies.
The camera could be on the market by 2016.