Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Mick Brennan0
Japanese Researchers Invent Camera That Shoots 4.4 trillion FPS
A new camera is around 1,000 times faster than any other camera in the world has been invented by researchers in Japan. The camera uses a new technique for capturing images, known as Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography, or STAMP.
The STAMP technique, which works by shooting ultra-fast, single-shot bursts of light at an object to capture its images is so much faster and more efficient because it can map an object over time very quickly, skipping the usual process to create images in conventional cameras.
“The STAMP has been proposed to improve the study of chemical reactions and heat conduction, which travels around six times slower than the speed of light,” says Chris Higgins(Wired.co.uk). “The teams, split between Keio University and the University of Tokyo, have been working on a STAMP camera for the past three years, and hope to continue to do so now that their findings have been made public.”