343,000 fps camera able to capture intricacies of glass shattering

(Tech Xplore)—As technology marches ever forward, devices that were once the province of high-tech labs slowly make their way into the hands of the general population. Once such example is high-speed cameras. It is now possible to buy a camera such as the Phantom v2511, which is captures action at up to 677,000 fps. Recently, a pair of British characters that host a YouTube series called "The Slow Mo Guys" filmed what happens when a Pyrex measuring cup is heated, then quickly chilled—it explodes. Their intent was to show not only how cool it looked in slow motion, but to highlight just how fast things can happen.