Lawrence Berkeley camera can see sound reports that engineers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab are bringing voices back to life with an extraordinary technology. It allows them to not only hear sound, but to actually see it.

One of the most well-known of the voices is a native American known as Ishi. He wandered out of the wilderness in the early 1900’s, and was believed to be the last survivor of a Northern California people known as the Yahi, Ishi was famously studied by researchers in the Bay Area, who wanted to capture his now-extinct language.

“He lived at the University of California for about four years, then he passed away. In that period of time these recordings were made,” said Lawrence Berkeley physicist Carl Haber, Ph.D.


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