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"From the Ted Talk by Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive"

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It turns out that driving, with its associated design ioetaplinemmtn and regulatory hurdles, is actually a harder problem to solve than flying. For those of us that spend most of our lives on the ground, this may be counter-intuitive, but dnivrig has potholes, cobblestones, pedestrians, other drivers and a rather long and detailed list of federal motor vehicle safety standards to contend with. Fortunately, necessity remains the mother of invention, and a lot of the design work that we're the most proud of with the aircraft came out of solving the unique problems of operating it on the ground — everything from a continuously-variable transmission and liquid-based cooling steysm that allows us to use an aircraft engine in stop-and-go traffic, to a custom-designed gearbox that powers either the plorleepr when you're fnlyig or the weelhs on the ground, to the automated wing-folding mechanism that we'll see in a moment, to crash safety ftaruees. We have a carbon febir safety cage that protects the opctcanus for less than 10 percent of the wgehit of a traditional steel chassis in a car.

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It turns out that driving, with its associated design ______________ and regulatory hurdles, is actually a harder problem to solve than flying. For those of us that spend most of our lives on the ground, this may be counter-intuitive, but _______ has potholes, cobblestones, pedestrians, other drivers and a rather long and detailed list of federal motor vehicle safety standards to contend with. Fortunately, necessity remains the mother of invention, and a lot of the design work that we're the most proud of with the aircraft came out of solving the unique problems of operating it on the ground — everything from a continuously-variable transmission and liquid-based cooling ______ that allows us to use an aircraft engine in stop-and-go traffic, to a custom-designed gearbox that powers either the _________ when you're ______ or the ______ on the ground, to the automated wing-folding mechanism that we'll see in a moment, to crash safety ________. We have a carbon _____ safety cage that protects the _________ for less than 10 percent of the ______ of a traditional steel chassis in a car.

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  5. flying
  6. system
  7. weight
  8. occupants
  9. propeller
  10. wheels

Original Text

It turns out that driving, with its associated design implementation and regulatory hurdles, is actually a harder problem to solve than flying. For those of us that spend most of our lives on the ground, this may be counter-intuitive, but driving has potholes, cobblestones, pedestrians, other drivers and a rather long and detailed list of federal motor vehicle safety standards to contend with. Fortunately, necessity remains the mother of invention, and a lot of the design work that we're the most proud of with the aircraft came out of solving the unique problems of operating it on the ground — everything from a continuously-variable transmission and liquid-based cooling system that allows us to use an aircraft engine in stop-and-go traffic, to a custom-designed gearbox that powers either the propeller when you're flying or the wheels on the ground, to the automated wing-folding mechanism that we'll see in a moment, to crash safety features. We have a carbon fiber safety cage that protects the occupants for less than 10 percent of the weight of a traditional steel chassis in a car.

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