Let's take this real slowwww

Check it out: Adam Rasheed, one of the researchers at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, is looking for suggestions of stuff to shoot with a super high-speed camera -- the video can be slowed down to see all sorts of details. Rasheed says they'll try to post the results online.

An example is embedded above. It's the slow motion video of a water balloon being popped.


Hummingbird, duh.

Nice. You can definitely do that at home nowadays, in color :) Casio introduced an affordable high-speed camera back in 2008, the Exilim EX-F1, and later on made that technology available in an even smaller form factor in both the Exilim EX-F100 and EX-FS10 point&shoots. You can get them for under $200, and shoot normal 720p videos at 30fps, but also 480×360 at 210fps (fine for YouTube), 224×168 at 420fps, etc. Fun toys.

Speaker diaphragms. Cards being shuffled. Hamster on a hamster wheel. Glass shattering. Pterodactyls.

> Hamster on a hamster wheel

Wish granted (also, bonus, and tragedy).
I want more of that. "Friday Slow Motion Hamster" blog = profit.


Boiling water bubbles.

Dog shaking off water

Cat drinking water, bumblebee in flight .............

Awesome! Whatever they do next, please post!

Incandescent bulb turning on. Lighter. Taser. Money leaving my checking account.


Exploding cigar

flashbulb (the old fashioned, on shot kind that ends up all melted)

> Exploding cigar

That's a combination of words I'm really afraid to Google at work.

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