A camera that makes the speed of light seem slow

What happens when you can capture one trillion frames per second? You make the speed of light look really, really slow. Since I don’t have a PhD in physics, I’ll let the researchers from MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group explain how they did it:

This imaging system is a spinoff from another Camera Culture project — developing a camera that can see around corners. Another MIT researcher is developing a radar technology that allows us to see through concrete walls.

Pretty soon, there will be little we can’t see — with the proper technology, of course.

But while being able to see an advancing light wave is really something, I’m still pretty impressed with a mere 1,000 frames per second: