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This Camera Takes Pictures in the Dark

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Nothing says James Bond technology like the ability to take photographs in a completely dark room. Now there’s a camera at MIT that can do just that.

The ‘First-Photon Imager’ camera developed by MIT researchers takes pictures in near total darkness by reconstructing 3D images from photons, or single particles of light that are reflected from an object.

Ordinarily, cameras shooting in low-light settings require tens or hundreds of photons per pixel to take a high resolution photo. Normal cameras taking photos in brighter settings need trillions of photons. Read more…

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