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Harold Eugene Edgerton

photography invention

Edgerton, Harold Eugene (1903–1990), U.S. electrical engineer. He revolutionized photography with the invention of the electronic or stroboscopic flash. This light flashes at a fraction of a second's duration, enabling photographs to be taken of an object moving at high speed. Night aerial and oceanographic depth photography were made possible by Edgerton's invention.

See also: Photography.

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