Posts tagged speed of light
'A Slower Speed Of Light.' MIT Explores Relativity In New Game

Be prepared to bend time and space, as MIT Game Lab has created 'A Slower Speed of Light', which explores Einstein's theory of special relativity by allowing the player to travel at the speed of light in a game world based on real physics.  

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MIT builds a Camera that shoots at the speed of light

The MIT media lab researchers have created a camera which captures at a shutter speed of one trillion frames per second, meaning it can actually record the travelling of photons of light between points.

The team hit the breakthrough taking a picture of a laser beam as it passed through a fizzy drink bottle, using a sophisticated system with a modified Streak Tube to intensify the photons and a pretty beasty-sized camera.  The footage that was captured required multiple hundreds of takes of the same experiment, creating quite a beautiful stop motion film of multiple beams of light reflecting through the bottle, collecting in the cap and dispersing.

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