Zoom! Enhance!

Published May 5, 2020

By taking a short video of a shiny object, researchers at the University of Washington found…

they can use the light flashing off it to construct a rough picture of the room around it. The results are surprisingly accurate, whether the reflections come from a bowl, a cylinder or a crinkly bag of potato chips.

Check this out. The bottom image is a photo, while the top is reconstructed from the reflection off a bag of chips:

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