Have you ever seen at atom? Seeing as everything is made of them, you have. But have you ever seen one on its own? Over time, microscopes have become more and more powerful, allowing us to see deeper into the world of the ultra-small. Traditional light microscopes can be used to see things like these
We have built a virtual, slow-motion camera, where we can see photons, or light particles, moving through space. Now you have seen Doc Edgerton’s pictures of a bullet through an apple. But photons travel about a million times faster than bullets. So our camera can see these photons, or bullets of light, traveling through space.
This episode of “Hard Science” is brought you by Full Sail University. Hey, welcome to “Hard Science.” The show where you use just a little bit of knowledge about the world to bend it to our whim. I’m Anthony. I’m Tara. Tara, have you ever sat back and just watched a music visualizer? I have