posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 05:24 AM
The advantages of this system are far in excess of the mere capacity to take all the shots required for a gigapixel image simultaneously, although
that in and of itself is a pretty damned impressive feat with far reaching implications.
But this device will assemble those individual images using its central processor, which will also decrease the amount of time between images being
captured, and the composite image being available for examination, and also reduce the man hours of messing about with imaging software that can often
come off the back of an image being captured by, for example, a space telescope.
This will mean that the speed of the sciences and institutions ability to ACT on new data will increase. The difference may be below notice in the
immediate sense, but you can bet that this device will, over time, prove its worth a thousand fold.
Consider my flabber, well and truly gasted.