The Fastest Camera Ever Created Will Be Used to Study Invisibility Cloaks
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
For the team's first tests, Wang was able to visualize laser pulse reflections, photons racing through air and through resin, and "faster-than-light propagation of non-information" (that is, motion that appears faster than the speed of light but cannot convey information). It can also be used in conjunction with a telescope—say, the Hubble Space Telescope, to watch things in space.
To be totally honest, we're not even sure what we'll be able to see with a camera this fast.
"It's our hope that CUP will enable new discoveries in science—ones that we can't even anticipate yet," Wang said in a statement. "Combine CUP imaging with the Hubble Telescope, and we will have both the sharpest spatial resolution of the Hubble and the highest temporal solution with CUP. That combination is bound to discover new science."
Nature source article (paywall): http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v516/n7529/full/nature14005.html
Gotta find it somewhere to understand wtf is happening lol.
Let us know if you do!
Thank you for these links, Stephen.