Tiny camera captures the polarization of light • Earth.com

Tiny camera captures the polarization of light


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.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Harvard SEAS


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