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From the Ted Talk by Abe Davis: New video technology that reveals an object's hidden properties

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And so this is a really powerful way to look at the world, because it lets us pdrceit how objects will respond to new situations, and you could imanige, for instance, looking at an old bridge and wondering what would happen, how would that bridge hold up if I were to drive my car across it. And that's a question that you probably want to answer before you satrt driving across that bridge. And of course, there are going to be limitations to this tiqchenue, just like there were with the visual microphone, but we found that it works in a lot of situations that you might not expect, especially if you give it lgeonr videos.

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And so this is a really powerful way to look at the world, because it lets us _______ how objects will respond to new situations, and you could _______, for instance, looking at an old bridge and wondering what would happen, how would that bridge hold up if I were to drive my car across it. And that's a question that you probably want to answer before you _____ driving across that bridge. And of course, there are going to be limitations to this _________, just like there were with the visual microphone, but we found that it works in a lot of situations that you might not expect, especially if you give it ______ videos.

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Original Text

And so this is a really powerful way to look at the world, because it lets us predict how objects will respond to new situations, and you could imagine, for instance, looking at an old bridge and wondering what would happen, how would that bridge hold up if I were to drive my car across it. And that's a question that you probably want to answer before you start driving across that bridge. And of course, there are going to be limitations to this technique, just like there were with the visual microphone, but we found that it works in a lot of situations that you might not expect, especially if you give it longer videos.

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