Science Friday Edit this Published in Science Friday Algorithm Turns Everyday Objects Into Microphones Listen 7 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/393968"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Sound waves trigger tiny vibrations in objects. By studying the vibrations, researchers can recreate the sounds that caused them.