Researchers in the UK are developing the fastest camera ever made that can capture images at the speed of light. Using laser technology, the camera can see around corners by measuring the scattered light cast from objects hidden from its view. Lasers from the camera then bounce of surfaces to navigate around corners and are so super-sensitive that they can detect individual photons in there path. The camera debuted at The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition 2014 and is a joint project between scientists at Heriot Watt University and the University of Glasgow.
Here you can see an example of “Light in flight,” which sort of looks like an old school computer ping pong game.
Creative Cameras: Photography in a New Light at the Royal Society
The amazing new camera records video of pulses of light as it travels through air at 15 billion frames per second. You can learn more about the project here:
Is this the end of hide and go seek as we know it?