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Copepods, Stentors, Milk Drops, Eric Newman

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Date made: 1958-06-01
Materials: Kodak positive print
Measurements: 400'

This silent film shows Harold Edgerton demonstrating the techniques of high-speed silhouette photography used to film live fresh-water copepods (sampled from Belmont Pond, MA) and a microscopic organism (stentor, also known as trumpet animalcule). Descriptive title boards indicate copepods filmed at 8x and 60x their normal speed. A short color film clip at the end features slow-motion images of falling green droplets (research by Eric Newman). Run time = 00:04:54. (CC)


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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor