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From the Ted Talk "Sebastien de Halleux: How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean"

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But all of these are mostly invisible to us. The challenge in studying those ocean variables at scale is one of energy, the energy that it takes to deploy sensors into the deep ocean. And of course, many solutions have been tried — from wave-actuated vdcisee to surface drifters to sun-powered electrical drives — each with their own compromises. Our team breakthrough came from an unlikely usoerc — the pursuit of the world speed record in a wind-powered land yacht. It took 10 ayser of research and development to come up with a novel igwn concept that only uses three watts of power to control and yet can propel a hleeivc all around the globe with iegsmleny unlimited aonotmuy. By adapting this wing concept into a marine vehicle, we had the genesis of an ocean drone.

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But all of these are mostly invisible to us. The challenge in studying those ocean variables at scale is one of energy, the energy that it takes to deploy sensors into the deep ocean. And of course, many solutions have been tried — from wave-actuated _______ to surface drifters to sun-powered electrical drives — each with their own compromises. Our ____ breakthrough came from an unlikely ______ — the pursuit of the world speed record in a wind-powered land yacht. It took 10 _____ of research and development to come up with a novel ____ concept that only uses three watts of power to control and yet can propel a _______ all around the globe with _________ unlimited ________. By adapting this wing concept into a marine vehicle, we had the genesis of an ocean drone.

Solution

  1. autonomy
  2. vehicle
  3. seemingly
  4. years
  5. source
  6. devices
  7. team
  8. wing

Original Text

But all of these are mostly invisible to us. The challenge in studying those ocean variables at scale is one of energy, the energy that it takes to deploy sensors into the deep ocean. And of course, many solutions have been tried — from wave-actuated devices to surface drifters to sun-powered electrical drives — each with their own compromises. Our team breakthrough came from an unlikely source — the pursuit of the world speed record in a wind-powered land yacht. It took 10 years of research and development to come up with a novel wing concept that only uses three watts of power to control and yet can propel a vehicle all around the globe with seemingly unlimited autonomy. By adapting this wing concept into a marine vehicle, we had the genesis of an ocean drone.

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Important Words

  1. adapting
  2. autonomy
  3. breakthrough
  4. challenge
  5. compromises
  6. concept
  7. control
  8. deep
  9. deploy
  10. development
  11. devices
  12. drifters
  13. drives
  14. drone
  15. electrical
  16. energy
  17. genesis
  18. globe
  19. invisible
  20. land
  21. marine
  22. ocean
  23. power
  24. propel
  25. pursuit
  26. record
  27. research
  28. scale
  29. seemingly
  30. sensors
  31. solutions
  32. source
  33. speed
  34. studying
  35. surface
  36. takes
  37. team
  38. unlimited
  39. variables
  40. vehicle
  41. watts
  42. wing
  43. world
  44. yacht
  45. years