1000000000000 frame-per-second camera

Ramesh Raskar‘s team at MIT Media Lab have built a camera capable of capturing light trajectories at a trillion frames per second. Which is relatively fast. Jared Newman at Time’s Techland points out that if it were slowed to a more conventional frame rate of around 30 fps, you would need an entire lifetime to watch just a tenth of a second of this footage.


Moran Cerf robs a bank

Moran Cerf is a computational neuroscientist at Caltech. Some of his work is really interesting. Here, though, he describes his life before science—as a hacker and security tester. It’s easily one of the best stories I’ve heard in a while.

Via Boing Boing.