Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes the work of researchers at Harvard who have designed one of the world’s smallest polarization cameras.
Polarization is a quality of light just like color or brightness, yet the human eye cannot detect it.
The team has developed a highly compact, portable camera that can image polarization in a single shot.
The tiny camera could ultimately be used in autonomous vehicles, on planes or satellites, and to detect camouflaged objects.
Video Credit: Harvard SEAS