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2012-11-22 12:18:35 PM
Very cool stuff, especially the part at the end with light going "backwards"
 
2012-11-22 12:59:32 PM
If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".
 
2012-11-22 01:33:39 PM
What was the light whining about?

/cool video
 
2012-11-22 02:09:15 PM
Meh, my mind was blown last year when this was greenlit the first time.
 
2012-11-22 03:13:55 PM
wtf

just... wtf


kerazy man
 
2012-11-22 03:18:20 PM
This makes me want to listen to Pink Floyd's P.U.L.E.
 
2012-11-22 03:42:09 PM
SMOOTH UP IN YA!
 
2012-11-22 03:53:45 PM
That scientist is pretty smart, I wonder if he has to drink in order to talk to girls?
 
2012-11-22 04:31:36 PM
thank you, come again.
 
2012-11-22 04:38:37 PM
musings.meganbuttita.com
 
2012-11-22 04:38:59 PM
I want my 1/1,000,000,000,000th second of my life back.
 
2012-11-22 05:00:17 PM
I got armchair science wood.
 
2012-11-22 05:20:19 PM
TED is pretty much like Fark:

People who think they're smart, watching people who think they're interesting, chosen to speak by people who think they're important.
 
2012-11-22 06:00:18 PM
That device is recording at nearly the speed of light.

/ neat
 
2012-11-22 06:01:06 PM
People before TED got popular:

Man we need more scientists. Kids aren't studying it enough. Its because science is uncool.


TED gets popular:

Man...those TED people think they're sooooo coooool. Pffft. Who needs 'em?
 
2012-11-22 06:20:56 PM

redmond24: People before TED got popular:

Man we need more scientists. Kids aren't studying it enough. Its because science is uncool.


TED gets popular:

Man...those TED people think they're sooooo coooool. Pffft. Who needs 'em?


You're smart, educated, wealthy, and you tell people information that shows that their beliefs, dogmas, and preconceptions about reality are fiction. I can't imagine why they don't like you. Perhaps you should get saved.
 
2012-11-22 06:32:01 PM
After reading this thread, I was expecting to watch the video and be wildly impressed by a phenomenon I had never seen before.

I can show you the exact same result from a car's headlights as it drives past a house's windows at night.
 
2012-11-22 06:53:39 PM

HotWingAgenda: After reading this thread, I was expecting to watch the video and be wildly impressed by a phenomenon I had never seen before.

I can show you the exact same result from a car's headlights as it drives past a house's windows at night.


Ok, show me.
 
2012-11-22 06:56:40 PM

Ianman: HotWingAgenda: After reading this thread, I was expecting to watch the video and be wildly impressed by a phenomenon I had never seen before.

I can show you the exact same result from a car's headlights as it drives past a house's windows at night.

Ok, show me.


Did... did you just ask me to wait until the sun goes down, and then quietly drive past your house?
 
2012-11-22 07:10:30 PM
pew pew pew

/got nuthing
//Thanksgiving day drinking
 
2012-11-22 07:30:10 PM
Shut up, pules.
 
2012-11-22 07:42:38 PM
Yeah looks like a flash light slowly travelling past the bottle.
 
2012-11-22 09:23:12 PM

DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".


Indeed. What they did is very interesting, but for some reason they felt a need to misrepresent their methods top ramp up the "wow" factor. This is not slo-mo video of a single "bullet" of light, but a reconstruction - every frame of the video is of a different pulse.
 
2012-11-22 09:25:41 PM

Thunderboy: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

Indeed. What they did is very interesting, but for some reason they felt a need to misrepresent their methods top ramp up the "wow" factor. This is not slo-mo video of a single "bullet" of light, but a reconstruction - every frame of the video is of a different pulse.


War Machine!
 
2012-11-22 10:06:49 PM
Hey, I used that oscillator....Anyways, it's a streak camera. Imaging across single pixels a shiatload of times.

Build these lasers, getting a kick, etc.

/informative talk for the masses, though
 
2012-11-22 10:57:12 PM
You know, when you stop and think about this...a TRILLION FPS, this is actually quite a remarkable thing we are watching. Sort of boggles the mind, actually. I'd love to show and explain this to my kids, but they will neither get, nor appreciate, it's significance.
 
2012-11-22 11:08:48 PM
Guts and Casca are not amused.
 
2012-11-22 11:15:01 PM
Pule's closed.
 
2012-11-23 12:14:23 AM
been-seen.com

Throwing away unfetchable, unusable, jade green glass.
 
2012-11-23 01:31:21 AM
Great so I can look forward to my future cell phone camera able to look around corners, through windows, into that hot chick's bathroom when she baths?

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!
 
2012-11-23 04:12:07 AM
you people make me pule.
 
2012-11-23 08:43:42 AM

DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".


How dare anyone make science interesting to the masses.
 
2012-11-23 08:44:34 AM

stiletto_the_wise: TED is pretty much like Fark:

People who think they're smart, watching people who think they're interesting, chosen to speak by people who think they're important.


And which category are you in?
 
2012-11-23 02:13:26 PM
Interesting to see a bullet of light behaving like a wave on impact.
I wonder if they can use this to put the whole "wave VS particle" debate to rest.
 
2012-11-23 08:03:40 PM

crab66: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

How dare anyone make science interesting to the masses.


You can make it interesting without misrepresenting the data. Here, they took the lazy route of just saying "here's some super-slo-mo video of a bullet of light" rather than actually explaining what was going on.
 
2012-11-23 09:09:10 PM
I'm sitting here wondering what the fark a pule is?
 
2012-11-23 10:49:41 PM

Thunderboy: crab66: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

How dare anyone make science interesting to the masses.

You can make it interesting without misrepresenting the data. Here, they took the lazy route of just saying "here's some super-slo-mo video of a bullet of light" rather than actually explaining what was going on.


That's a lot of glazed-over eyes.
 
2012-11-24 12:52:13 AM

Thunderboy: crab66: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

How dare anyone make science interesting to the masses.

You can make it interesting without misrepresenting the data. Here, they took the lazy route of just saying "here's some super-slo-mo video of a bullet of light" rather than actually explaining what was going on.


Like I said above, it's a streak camera. They're using 100 fs pulses of light, which are ~30 microns in length. But their streak camera has a maximum resolution of 2 ps, which is why the pulses are still "stretched" in the Coke bottle up to millimeters. They took horizontal scans of millions of identical shots with something that has a single pixel array, so can record on the timescale that lets light propagation be visible. Scan that over the entire vertical axis of the bottle, and since the behavior of the pulses is identical, not having enough energy to perturb the actual sample, you have a complete image.

That's what's going on.
 
2012-11-24 06:05:44 AM

way south: Interesting to see a bullet of light behaving like a wave on impact.
I wonder if they can use this to put the whole "wave VS particle" debate to rest.


Been put to rest for a while. Light (And pretty much everything, really) is both a particle and wave.

Link
 
2012-11-24 06:17:31 AM
i911.photobucket.com

Shiat like this just rocks. Thank you subbie.
 
2012-11-24 03:49:11 PM

SumFrequency: Thunderboy: crab66: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

How dare anyone make science interesting to the masses.

You can make it interesting without misrepresenting the data. Here, they took the lazy route of just saying "here's some super-slo-mo video of a bullet of light" rather than actually explaining what was going on.

Like I said above, it's a streak camera. They're using 100 fs pulses of light, which are ~30 microns in length. But their streak camera has a maximum resolution of 2 ps, which is why the pulses are still "stretched" in the Coke bottle up to millimeters. They took horizontal scans of millions of identical shots with something that has a single pixel array, so can record on the timescale that lets light propagation be visible. Scan that over the entire vertical axis of the bottle, and since the behavior of the pulses is identical, not having enough energy to perturb the actual sample, you have a complete image.

That's what's going on.


How long would it take to scan a bottle? Seems like the seeing around corners thing could be defeated with black paint or drapes.
 
2012-11-24 11:04:13 PM

Thunderboy: DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".

Indeed. What they did is very interesting, but for some reason they felt a need to misrepresent their methods top ramp up the "wow" factor. This is not slo-mo video of a single "bullet" of light, but a reconstruction - every frame of the video is of a different pulse.


I know two people who didn't watch the whole video :-)

/He explains exactly how they got the video/images.
 
2012-11-25 01:13:30 AM

DrRatchet: If Ted talks were about anything other than entertainment, there would be an explanation that this is stroboscopy, and not "one trillion frames per second".


How exactly is this Stroboscopy? Also if you paid attention it's not called "on trillion frames per second". It is called Femto-photography. the one trillion frames per second is the capture speed of his camera rig.
 
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