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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Rothemund: DNA folding, in detail"

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So, they're all floating around in solution, and to look at them, you have to get them on a surface where they sctik. So, you pour them out onto a surface and they start to stick to that surface, and we take a picture using an atomic-force microscope. It's got a needle, like a record needle, that goes back and forth over the surface, bpums up and down, and feels the height of the first srfauce. It feels the DNA oimgrai. There's the atomic-force microscope working and you can see that the landing's a little rough. When you zoom in, they've got, you know, weak jaws that flip over their heads and some of their noses get punched out, but it's pttrey good. You can zoom in and even see the extra little loop, this little nano-goatee.

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So, they're all floating around in solution, and to look at them, you have to get them on a surface where they _____. So, you pour them out onto a surface and they start to stick to that surface, and we take a picture using an atomic-force microscope. It's got a needle, like a record needle, that goes back and forth over the surface, _____ up and down, and feels the height of the first _______. It feels the DNA _______. There's the atomic-force microscope working and you can see that the landing's a little rough. When you zoom in, they've got, you know, weak jaws that flip over their heads and some of their noses get punched out, but it's ______ good. You can zoom in and even see the extra little loop, this little nano-goatee.

Solution

  1. pretty
  2. bumps
  3. stick
  4. surface
  5. origami

Original Text

So, they're all floating around in solution, and to look at them, you have to get them on a surface where they stick. So, you pour them out onto a surface and they start to stick to that surface, and we take a picture using an atomic-force microscope. It's got a needle, like a record needle, that goes back and forth over the surface, bumps up and down, and feels the height of the first surface. It feels the DNA origami. There's the atomic-force microscope working and you can see that the landing's a little rough. When you zoom in, they've got, you know, weak jaws that flip over their heads and some of their noses get punched out, but it's pretty good. You can zoom in and even see the extra little loop, this little nano-goatee.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
dna origami 20
dna strands 8
long strand 6
computer program 6
big questions 5
double helix 4
cell phone 4
single stranded 4
molecular programming 4
short strands 3
stop growing 3
computers building 3
high level 3
computer science 3
molecular programs 3

Important Words

  1. bumps
  2. dna
  3. extra
  4. feels
  5. flip
  6. floating
  7. good
  8. heads
  9. height
  10. jaws
  11. loop
  12. microscope
  13. needle
  14. noses
  15. origami
  16. picture
  17. pour
  18. pretty
  19. punched
  20. record
  21. rough
  22. solution
  23. start
  24. stick
  25. surface
  26. weak
  27. working
  28. zoom