How does a high speed camera shutter work? Here's a video of it, in slow motion. Phantom slow mo cams show us just how crazy fast these cameras work. From at 1920 frames per second, here's a Nikon D4 shooting photos at a rate of 10 frames per second.
The mirror flips up and first curtain drops at each photo and exposes the image sensor for 1/200th of a second, of which then the second shutter drops to complete the exposure. It's an amazing feat. Check out the video below:
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Exoskeletons are the next evolution of human strength. Pneumatic-powered cyborg arms will let you do the things that were impossible without the help of a few or more. This guy created his own version. Read more
Here's an interesting way to save some space in your backpack. What if your water bottle was flat? That's what this Kickstarter is all about. They are called memobottles and are designed to match dimensions of letter, A4 and A5 documents. Read more