The Midnight/Shot offers one key feature--infrared photos and videos--that you won't find on your average point-and-shoot, or even your average DSLR
By Dan Bracaglia and Dan NosowitzPosted 08.12.2011 at 12:28 pm 4 Comments
This may sound like a high-school science lesson, but to understand how the Midnight/Shot IR camera takes its eerie and beautiful shots, you must first understand what exactly infrared light is. Stay with us. (Please.) Because that understanding is key to appreciating that this little $150 camera can take photos most $3,000 DSLRs can't.
A new type of hydrogen fuel cell uses bacteria to provide variable buoyancy, allowing an autonomous ocean sensor to surface and dive with ease. Rather than harvesting electricity from microbial metabolism, the system harvests the metabolic byproducts themselves. Read: gas.
The Naval Research Laboratory is calling the device a Zero Power Ballast Control, because it doesn’t require using any fuel source to move up and down in the water column.