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"From the Ted Talk by Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action"

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There are many many ways that nartue filters water that taeks salt out of water. We take wetar and push it against a mebramne. And then we wonder why the membrane clogs and why it takes so much electricity. Nature does something much more elegant. And it's in every cell. Every red blood cell of your body right now has these hourglass-shaped pores called aquaporins. They actually export water mlceleuos through. It's kind of a forward osmosis. They export water molecules through, and leave solutes on the other side. A company called Aquaporin is starting to make desalination membranes mknicimig this technology.

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There are many many ways that ______ filters water that _____ salt out of water. We take _____ and push it against a ________. And then we wonder why the membrane clogs and why it takes so much electricity. Nature does something much more elegant. And it's in every cell. Every red blood cell of your body right now has these hourglass-shaped pores called aquaporins. They actually export water _________ through. It's kind of a forward osmosis. They export water molecules through, and leave solutes on the other side. A company called Aquaporin is starting to make desalination membranes _________ this technology.

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  1. molecules
  2. mimicking
  3. water
  4. membrane
  5. takes
  6. nature

Original Text

There are many many ways that nature filters water that takes salt out of water. We take water and push it against a membrane. And then we wonder why the membrane clogs and why it takes so much electricity. Nature does something much more elegant. And it's in every cell. Every red blood cell of your body right now has these hourglass-shaped pores called aquaporins. They actually export water molecules through. It's kind of a forward osmosis. They export water molecules through, and leave solutes on the other side. A company called Aquaporin is starting to make desalination membranes mimicking this technology.

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Important Words

  1. aquaporin
  2. aquaporins
  3. blood
  4. body
  5. called
  6. cell
  7. clogs
  8. company
  9. desalination
  10. electricity
  11. elegant
  12. export
  13. filters
  14. kind
  15. leave
  16. membrane
  17. membranes
  18. mimicking
  19. molecules
  20. nature
  21. osmosis
  22. pores
  23. push
  24. red
  25. salt
  26. side
  27. solutes
  28. starting
  29. takes
  30. technology
  31. water
  32. ways