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Scientists Develop X-ray Camera That Shoots at 4.5 Million Frames per Second

Having a camera that shoots 5000 frames per second is enough to capture slow motion footage of a bullet flying through the air, but scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council have now announced a camera that shoots a staggering 4.5 million frames per second. Rather than bullets, the camera is designed to capture 3D images of individual molecules using powerful x-ray flashes that last one hundred million billionth of a second. The £3 million camera will land in scientists hands in 2015.

(via STFC via Engadget)


P.S. In case you’re wondering, the image above is an illustration showing x-ray flashes being generated.


 
 
  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    But how many mega-pixels is it??????

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    But how many mega-pixels is it??????

  • http://twitter.com/Soiden Sebastián Soto

    And what about flash? :o

  • http://twitter.com/Soiden Sebastián Soto

    And what about flash? :o

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    It better have an integrated poppy up flash and a flippy out screen, I tell you what!

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    It better have an integrated poppy up flash and a flippy out screen, I tell you what!

  • http://twitter.com/franztaptanium Ƒranz Ƭaptanium

    Cool! Would be awesome if it could capture video at this frame rate.

  • http://twitter.com/franztaptanium Ƒranz Ƭaptanium

    Cool! Would be awesome if it could capture video at this frame rate.

  • http://twitter.com/franztaptanium Ƒranz Ƭaptanium

    Cool! Would be awesome if it could capture video at this frame rate.

  • http://twitter.com/franztaptanium Ƒranz Ƭaptanium

    Cool! Would be awesome if it could capture video at this frame rate.

  • http://twitter.com/cyclonetog Merv Wignall

    Video being different from a sequence of still images?

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    But with sound? It might me a bit of a mission to synchronise the sound with the video at such frame rates

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    But with sound? It might me a bit of a mission to synchronise the sound with the video at such frame rates

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    But with sound? It might me a bit of a mission to synchronise the sound with the video at such frame rates