From Wired.com, we learn that today would have been the 107th birthday of Doctor Harold Edgerton. You might not know "Doc" Edgerton's name, but you've almost certainly seen his photographs. As an engineer and professor, he invented a very-high-speed camera called a Stroboscope that captured photographs that were at once beautiful and scientifically important. His most recognizable images include a bullet being shot through an apple and a drop of milk splashing into a pool. You can view a gallery of Edgerton's amazing photographs at the Edgerton Digital Collections Project.

Below, we've embedded a video from MIT TechTV showing some footage of a falling drop of milk shot with Edgerton's high-speed camera.

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AuthorCristin Burton