Researchers led by Professor Gene K Beare developed world’s fastest 2D camera at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Washington University. The research related to this was published in the journal Nature on 3 December 2014.
The camera can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second and it may have wider application in areas like biomedicine, astronomy and forensics.
The researchers used a technique called compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) to make movies of the images they took with single laser shots.
The camera doesn't look like a Kodak or Cannon rather and it is a series of devices envisioned to work with high-powered microscopes and telescopes to capture dynamic natural and physical phenomena.
This camera has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of very fast biological interactions and chemical processes and allows to build better models of complex, dynamical systems.
The current ultrafast imaging techniques are limited by on-chip storage and electronic readout speed to operations of about 10 million frames per second.
Where: Washington University
What: Developed by researchers
When: 3 December 2014