Scientists create camera that can see through walls

05:22 PM | 16 Oct, 2015
Scientists create camera that can see through walls
CAMBRIDGE (Web Desk) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a camera that is capable of seeing through walls and capturing 3D images of what is on the other side.

When it comes to driving through fog or navigating dark areas during search-and-rescue missions, visible light is just not enough. But MIT's camera uses radio waves that can penetrate through completely opaque objects to see what other cameras cannot.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, the images that the camera captures do not provide an exact replica of what is on the other side.

It's not like if you stand behind a wall, the camera will be able to deliver a perfect image of you. Rather, the camera is able to deliver a low-resolution, 3D image of whatever is on the other side.

The researchers are working on refining the technology so the camera can deliver more complete 3D images of what is behind the wall - such as the ability to see individual limbs.

Currently, the camera is capable of delivering higher-resolution imaging (you can get a sense of the general shape of what's behind the wall), all of the electronics visible within a 10'' by 10'' space, and better detection of mirror-like surfaces.


The camera's technology could help with search-and-rescue missions when it may not be possible to use light or to assist driverless cars that struggle when it comes to fog or driving at night.

But before the camera could serve a practical purpose, it would need to become significantly smaller.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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