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"From the Ted Talk by George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp"

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Now, take a look at what a typical test looks like. pcirk a finger, you get some blood — about 50 microliters. That's about all you're going to get, because you can't use the uausl sort of syetmss. You can't manipulate it very well; I'll show something about that in a moment. So you take the drop of blood, no further manipulations, you put it on a little device, the device filters out the blood clles, lets the serum go through, and you get a series of colors down in the bottom there. And the colors indicate "disease" or "normal." But even that's complicated, because to me, clroos might indicate "normal," but after all, we're all suffering from probably an excess of education.

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Now, take a look at what a typical test looks like. _____ a finger, you get some blood — about 50 microliters. That's about all you're going to get, because you can't use the _____ sort of _______. You can't manipulate it very well; I'll show something about that in a moment. So you take the drop of blood, no further manipulations, you put it on a little device, the device filters out the blood _____, lets the serum go through, and you get a series of colors down in the bottom there. And the colors indicate "disease" or "normal." But even that's complicated, because to me, ______ might indicate "normal," but after all, we're all suffering from probably an excess of education.

Solution

  1. cells
  2. prick
  3. usual
  4. colors
  5. systems

Original Text

Now, take a look at what a typical test looks like. Prick a finger, you get some blood — about 50 microliters. That's about all you're going to get, because you can't use the usual sort of systems. You can't manipulate it very well; I'll show something about that in a moment. So you take the drop of blood, no further manipulations, you put it on a little device, the device filters out the blood cells, lets the serum go through, and you get a series of colors down in the bottom there. And the colors indicate "disease" or "normal." But even that's complicated, because to me, colors might indicate "normal," but after all, we're all suffering from probably an excess of education.

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health care 5
blood cells 3

Important Words

  1. blood
  2. bottom
  3. cells
  4. colors
  5. complicated
  6. device
  7. drop
  8. education
  9. excess
  10. filters
  11. finger
  12. lets
  13. manipulate
  14. manipulations
  15. microliters
  16. moment
  17. prick
  18. put
  19. series
  20. serum
  21. show
  22. sort
  23. suffering
  24. systems
  25. test
  26. typical
  27. usual