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TED. TEDxHamburg - Elisabet Sahtouris - "Celebrating Crisis" Talks. Talks. Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor. The camera that can take a TRILLION pictures in a second - making it fast enough to watch beams of light travelling in slow-motion. Even 'travelling at the speed of light' cannot defeat the 'world's fastest camera'MIT researchers film a beam of light hitting Coke bottle and tomato, and slow the footage down for a slow-motion replay By Eddie Wrenn Published: 12:32 GMT, 21 August 2012 | Updated: 17:41 GMT, 21 August 2012 MIT researchers have created a camera which can take images so fast - one trillion of them in just a second - that it can capture light as it travels across objects.

The camera that can take a TRILLION pictures in a second - making it fast enough to watch beams of light travelling in slow-motion

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light, which thanks to the work of scientific legends such as Leon Foucault and Einstein, we know to be 299,792,458 metres per second in a vacuum. But developers at MIT have managed to catch up, with their camera taking so many images that, when you play them in sequence at super-low-speed, you can see a light beam as it travels from A to B. The fascinating video below was demonstrated at a TED technology conference in Edinburgh. Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked. TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites. TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity.

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As my moviegoing companion and I walked out of the theater, he said of Guillermo del Toro’s latest, “That was awesome.” I, on the other hand, thought it was just okay, managing to slightly elevate its robots-versus-aliens premise. At first, we slightly disagreed. […] Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift. Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator. Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid. Talks.

Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb. Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world. Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work. All Conversations. Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn (Adult content) Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic. Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep. Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now. Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption. Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs. Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice.

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die. Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself? Laurie Santos: A monkey economy as irrational as ours. Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money. Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change. Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen.

Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender. Jonathan Harris: the Web's secret stories. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? Heribert Watzke: The brain in your gut. Sheena Iyengar on the art of choosing. Joseph Nye on global power shifts. James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy. Clay Shirky : Comment le surplus cognitif va changer le monde. Jeremy Rifkin - The Empathic Civilisation. RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. ⊘Edward Burtynsky: TED Prize wish: Share the story of Earth's manufactured landscapes (video) Net Change Week 2010 -The Provocation of Don Tapscott. Scott McCloud on comics.

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex. Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty. Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it! Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks. Models vs. Patterns. Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam.

Jonathan Harris collects stories. Clay Shirky: How social media can make history. Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration. Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world. Seth Godin on standing out. Seth Godin on the tribes we lead. Seth Godin: This is broken.