GoPro goes through radiation

It's school holidays and a curious PhD student sends a camera through an industrial radiator. After being shielded by a 1/4" lead box, this GoPro was sent through an industrial radiator. As the camera approaches lethal radiation levels, the potent radiation reveals a brief, yet powerful effect on the film.

Visible in the clip are calcite samples that start to glow as they pass through the beam, but the most interesting part of the video isn’t what the camera sees, but what happens to the actual camera itself — look for a crackling burst of fuzzy, blue-coloured scrambled footage around the 1-minute mark.

What can this little camera NOT survive? Check out the newest GoPro releases - the GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver as well as the more affordable (but still durable) GoPro Hero.