See Like Superman? MIT Scientists Make It Possible | Talking Points Memo

Seeing a person’s pulse through their skin seems like it should be a power relegated to superhero comics. But researchers at MIT have developed new video processing software that does just that and more — allowing an observer to identify tiny, otherwise imperceptible changes, such as a person’s breathing, blood flow and even the slight vibrating of still guitar strings, just from a few frames of video footage seconds apart.The resulting images created by the technique, called Eulerian Video Magnification are eerily similar to the popular animated GIF images found on the Web today.

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