Archive for August, 2016

Aug
08

Why Slow Motion Fotage Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

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What do you think of when you think about super slow motion cameras? If you are like a large part of the society, you probably are most familiar with seeing slow motion photography used for things such as sports replays, dramatic effect in movies or even whacky YouTube videos. There are many uses for slowing down film it gives observers a chance to pick out details in a video. However according to a new study slow motion video might also have another effect on our perceptions of violence and guilt. According to new scientific research, viewers that watch video of an act of violence while displayed in slow motion were more likely to assign some type of negative intent to the person that was acting out the violence.

In experiments participants were shown a video presented at various speeds, after

Aug
04

This High Speed Camera Can Allow You to See Neurons Firing in the Brain

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High speed cameras are used for a variety of awesome applications such as vision research, engineering, and laboratory studies. But now, these cameras are taking better pictures than ever before. Scientists are now using high speed cameras to capture neurons as they fire.

That?s right ? a high speed, super slow motion camera can allow you to actually see the instantaneous electrical signals firing in your brain.

This new type of photography is called single-shot compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) and it captures a picosecond laser pulse as it travels through the air.

Previously, scientists developed what is known as a ?streak camera.? Th