Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tiny cameras in space

Just about the coolest thing ever invented is the GoPro camera. It about the size of a matchbox car and shoots in *stunning* HD through a fisheye lens. It's waterproof, it's mountable, it's insanely cool.

Some California engineers decided to test the limits of this neat little piece of techno-awesome by sending two of them up into the sky attached to a giant balloon (with a GPS so they could find it when it came back down). The footage they got was amazing! See below.

Not so many years ago, it took a team of hundreds of engineers and scientists to get photos of outer space. Now video of space is only $300 and one balloon away.

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