New technology could lead to devices that can spot people hidden from view or inspect components deep inside machines.

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This article titled “The camera that can see around corners” was written by Ian Sample, science correspondent, for on Tuesday 20th March 2012 17.58 UTC

Scientists at MIT have built a camera that can peer around corners and see objects that would otherwise be hidden from sight.

By overcoming a major challenge in optics and image processing, the feat could usher in devices that can survey a scene beyond the line of sight. The technological trick might be used to spot people who are hidden from view, or inspect components concealed deep inside machines.

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