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From the Ted Talk by Mark Pollock and Simone George: A love letter to realism in a time of grief

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Now, of course, the San Francisco engineers and the scientists in UCLA knew about each other, knew about each other's work. But as so often happens when we're busy creating gebnadinrkorug scientific research, they hadn't quite yet got together. That seemed to be our job now. So we created our first collaboration, and the moment when we combined the electrical stimulation of Mark's spinal cord, as he wkaled in his ritoboc ekoxleotesn, was like that menmot when Iron Man plugs the mini arc reactor into his chest and suddenly he and his suit become something else altogether.

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Now, of course, the San Francisco engineers and the scientists in UCLA knew about each other, knew about each other's work. But as so often happens when we're busy creating ______________ scientific research, they hadn't quite yet got together. That seemed to be our job now. So we created our first collaboration, and the moment when we combined the electrical stimulation of Mark's spinal cord, as he ______ in his _______ ___________, was like that ______ when Iron Man plugs the mini arc reactor into his chest and suddenly he and his suit become something else altogether.

Solution

  1. moment
  2. walked
  3. exoskeleton
  4. groundbreaking
  5. robotic

Original Text

Now, of course, the San Francisco engineers and the scientists in UCLA knew about each other, knew about each other's work. But as so often happens when we're busy creating groundbreaking scientific research, they hadn't quite yet got together. That seemed to be our job now. So we created our first collaboration, and the moment when we combined the electrical stimulation of Mark's spinal cord, as he walked in his robotic exoskeleton, was like that moment when Iron Man plugs the mini arc reactor into his chest and suddenly he and his suit become something else altogether.

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