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Watch: Eavesdrop on a conversation with potato chip bag

Want to listen in on a juicy conversation? Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Microsoft, and Adobe have designed an algorithm that can pick up conversation by analyzing the vibrations from speech as they ripple through a potato chip bag, MIT News reports. The researchers also recovered audio by studying the vibrations in aluminum foil and a potted plant’s leaves. They will present their findings at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference that will be held in Vancouver next week.

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