We can take pictures 10 billion trillion times faster than Abe Lincoln could

Some cameras now 10 billion trillion times faster

According to Nautilus magazine, in 1826, the inventor of photography Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce "needed at least eight hours to create an imprint of the view from the upstairs window of his Burgundy chateau."

Which means that now, with trillionth-of-a-second exposure time, we can take pictures 10 billion trillion times faster than they could 188 years ago.

Snapchats and selfies - the legacy of our old friend Joe.

Via The Atlantic

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