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From the Ted Talk "Robert Full: The sticky wonder of gecko feet"

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Now how could it do that? Well, look more _________. When we slow it down 50 times we see how the leg is hitting that _________ debris. The leg is acting as a foot. And in fact, the animal contacts other parts of its leg more frequently than the traditionally defined foot. The ____ is distributed along the whole leg. You can do another __________ where you can take a _________ with a foot, and you can remove its foot. I'm passing some cockroaches around. Take a look at their feet. Without a foot, here's what it does. It doesn't even ____ down. It can run the same speed without even that segment. No problem for the cockroach — they can grow them back, if you care. How do they do it? Look carefully: this is ______ down 100 times, and watch what it's doing with the rest of its leg. It's acting, again, as a distributed foot — very effective.

Solution

  1. slow
  2. cockroach
  3. foot
  4. slowed
  5. experiment
  6. simulated
  7. carefully

Original Text

Now how could it do that? Well, look more carefully. When we slow it down 50 times we see how the leg is hitting that simulated debris. The leg is acting as a foot. And in fact, the animal contacts other parts of its leg more frequently than the traditionally defined foot. The foot is distributed along the whole leg. You can do another experiment where you can take a cockroach with a foot, and you can remove its foot. I'm passing some cockroaches around. Take a look at their feet. Without a foot, here's what it does. It doesn't even slow down. It can run the same speed without even that segment. No problem for the cockroach — they can grow them back, if you care. How do they do it? Look carefully: this is slowed down 100 times, and watch what it's doing with the rest of its leg. It's acting, again, as a distributed foot — very effective.

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collocation frequency
distributed foot 8
band aid 5
split ends 3
simulated debris 3
biologically inspired 3
ant foot 3

Important Words

  1. acting
  2. animal
  3. care
  4. carefully
  5. cockroach
  6. cockroaches
  7. contacts
  8. debris
  9. defined
  10. distributed
  11. effective
  12. experiment
  13. fact
  14. feet
  15. foot
  16. frequently
  17. grow
  18. hitting
  19. leg
  20. parts
  21. passing
  22. problem
  23. remove
  24. rest
  25. run
  26. segment
  27. simulated
  28. slow
  29. slowed
  30. speed
  31. times
  32. traditionally
  33. watch