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From the Ted Talk by Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

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This is a three-dimensional scanner, and that's what happens when you scan somebody: you get three-dimensional data into your computer. You can take the sound-side limb there, the surviving limb, mriorr it over, and from now on, anything in the process will recreate symmetry — something as personal and as hard to achieve as symmetry in the body. And you create a product that, no maettr what, it's going to be as unique as their fingerprint. In fact, our process is incapable of citraneg two identical things. So we run it through computer modeling, 3D CAD. Here, we actually isufne a lot of the individual's tatse and personality into it, everywhere we can, and we three-dimensionally print the results. We call the reiunltsg parts "fairings," because they're named after the panels on a motorcycle that turn it from a mechanical thing into a slptuuarcl thing.

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This is a three-dimensional scanner, and that's what happens when you scan somebody: you get three-dimensional data into your computer. You can take the sound-side limb there, the surviving limb, ______ it over, and from now on, anything in the process will recreate symmetry — something as personal and as hard to achieve as symmetry in the body. And you create a product that, no ______ what, it's going to be as unique as their fingerprint. In fact, our process is incapable of ________ two identical things. So we run it through computer modeling, 3D CAD. Here, we actually ______ a lot of the individual's _____ and personality into it, everywhere we can, and we three-dimensionally print the results. We call the _________ parts "fairings," because they're named after the panels on a motorcycle that turn it from a mechanical thing into a __________ thing.

Solution

  1. sculptural
  2. creating
  3. resulting
  4. taste
  5. infuse
  6. matter
  7. mirror

Original Text

This is a three-dimensional scanner, and that's what happens when you scan somebody: you get three-dimensional data into your computer. You can take the sound-side limb there, the surviving limb, mirror it over, and from now on, anything in the process will recreate symmetry — something as personal and as hard to achieve as symmetry in the body. And you create a product that, no matter what, it's going to be as unique as their fingerprint. In fact, our process is incapable of creating two identical things. So we run it through computer modeling, 3D CAD. Here, we actually infuse a lot of the individual's taste and personality into it, everywhere we can, and we three-dimensionally print the results. We call the resulting parts "fairings," because they're named after the panels on a motorcycle that turn it from a mechanical thing into a sculptural thing.

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