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From the Ted Talk "Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

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#### Open Cloze

Knowing that we're not going to put fifty of these in our basements to store our _____, we went to a group at University of Texas at Dallas, and we gave them this diagram. It was in actually a diner outside of Dallas/Fort _____ Airport. We said, "Could you build this?" And these __________, instead of laughing at us, said, "Yeah." And what they built was eBox. EBox is _______ new nanomaterials to park an electron on the outside, ____ it until you need it, and then be able to release it and pass it off. Being able to do that means that I can generate energy cleanly, ___________ and cheaply right where I am. It's my energy. And if I don't need it, I can convert it back up on the window to energy, light, and ____ it, line of site, to your place. And for that I do not need an electric grid between us.

1. power
2. testing
3. beam
4. scientists
5. hold
6. worth
7. efficiently

#### Original Text

Knowing that we're not going to put fifty of these in our basements to store our power, we went to a group at University of Texas at Dallas, and we gave them this diagram. It was in actually a diner outside of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. We said, "Could you build this?" And these scientists, instead of laughing at us, said, "Yeah." And what they built was eBox. EBox is testing new nanomaterials to park an electron on the outside, hold it until you need it, and then be able to release it and pass it off. Being able to do that means that I can generate energy cleanly, efficiently and cheaply right where I am. It's my energy. And if I don't need it, I can convert it back up on the window to energy, light, and beam it, line of site, to your place. And for that I do not need an electric grid between us.

#### Important Words

1. airport
2. basements
3. beam
4. build
5. built
6. cheaply
7. cleanly
8. convert
9. dallas
10. diagram
11. diner
12. ebox
13. efficiently
14. electric
15. electron
16. energy
17. fifty
18. gave
19. generate
20. grid
21. group
22. hold
23. knowing
24. laughing
25. light
26. line
27. means
28. nanomaterials
29. park
30. pass
31. place
32. power
33. put
34. release
35. scientists
36. site
37. store
38. testing
39. texas
40. university
41. window
42. worth