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From the Ted Talk "Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials"

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But why should we reac how smart materials work and what they are made of? First of all, because we can't shape what we don't understand, and what we don't dnnaursdet and use ends up shaping us. The objects we use, the clothes we wear, the houses we ilev in, all have a profound impact on our behavior, health and quality of life. So if we are to live in a wlrdo made of smart materials, we should know and understand them. Secondly, and just as piramtont, innovation has always been fueled by tinkerers. So many times, amateurs, not experts, have been the inventors and improvers of things ranging from mountain bikes to semiconductors, personal rpescmotu, airplanes.

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But why should we ____ how smart materials work and what they are made of? First of all, because we can't shape what we don't understand, and what we don't __________ and use ends up shaping us. The objects we use, the clothes we wear, the houses we ____ in, all have a profound impact on our behavior, health and quality of life. So if we are to live in a _____ made of smart materials, we should know and understand them. Secondly, and just as _________, innovation has always been fueled by tinkerers. So many times, amateurs, not experts, have been the inventors and improvers of things ranging from mountain bikes to semiconductors, personal _________, airplanes.

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  1. computers
  2. live
  3. important
  4. understand
  5. world
  6. care

Original Text

But why should we care how smart materials work and what they are made of? First of all, because we can't shape what we don't understand, and what we don't understand and use ends up shaping us. The objects we use, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, all have a profound impact on our behavior, health and quality of life. So if we are to live in a world made of smart materials, we should know and understand them. Secondly, and just as important, innovation has always been fueled by tinkerers. So many times, amateurs, not experts, have been the inventors and improvers of things ranging from mountain bikes to semiconductors, personal computers, airplanes.

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Important Words

  1. airplanes
  2. amateurs
  3. behavior
  4. bikes
  5. care
  6. clothes
  7. computers
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  9. experts
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  11. health
  12. houses
  13. impact
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  15. improvers
  16. innovation
  17. inventors
  18. life
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  25. quality
  26. ranging
  27. semiconductors
  28. shape
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  30. smart
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  32. tinkerers
  33. understand
  34. wear
  35. work
  36. world