A movie still of a tomato taken by the camera
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Demonstration of the light-tracking camera

A camera capable of visualising the movement of light has been unveiled by a team of scientists in the US.

The equipment captures images at a rate of roughly a trillion frames per second - or about 40 billion times faster than a UK television camera.

The images have been turned into movies lasting roughly 480 frames.

This footage shows different wavelengths of light rippling over the surface of a tomato.

Footage courtesy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology