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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Dickinson: How a fly flies"

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So let's look at the controller. Now flies excel in the sorts of seronss that they crray to this problem. They have antennae that sense odors and dteect wind dottceien. They have a sophisticated eye which is the fastest visual system on the planet. They have another set of eyes on the top of their head. We have no idea what they do. They have sensors on their wing. Their wing is covered with sensors, including sensors that sense deformation of the wing. They can even taste with their wings. One of the most stsioapcithed sensors a fly has is a structure called the halteres. The halteres are actually gyroscopes. These devices beat back and forth about 200 hertz during flight, and the aaniml can use them to sesne its body rotation and initiate very, very fast corrective maneuvers. But all of this sensory iiatorfmonn has to be processed by a brain, and yes, indeed, flies have a brain, a bairn of about 100,000 neurons.

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So let's look at the controller. Now flies excel in the sorts of _______ that they _____ to this problem. They have antennae that sense odors and ______ wind _________. They have a sophisticated eye which is the fastest visual system on the planet. They have another set of eyes on the top of their head. We have no idea what they do. They have sensors on their wing. Their wing is covered with sensors, including sensors that sense deformation of the wing. They can even taste with their wings. One of the most _____________ sensors a fly has is a structure called the halteres. The halteres are actually gyroscopes. These devices beat back and forth about 200 hertz during flight, and the ______ can use them to _____ its body rotation and initiate very, very fast corrective maneuvers. But all of this sensory ___________ has to be processed by a brain, and yes, indeed, flies have a brain, a _____ of about 100,000 neurons.

Solution

  1. sophisticated
  2. detect
  3. animal
  4. brain
  5. sensors
  6. carry
  7. sense
  8. detection
  9. information

Original Text

So let's look at the controller. Now flies excel in the sorts of sensors that they carry to this problem. They have antennae that sense odors and detect wind detection. They have a sophisticated eye which is the fastest visual system on the planet. They have another set of eyes on the top of their head. We have no idea what they do. They have sensors on their wing. Their wing is covered with sensors, including sensors that sense deformation of the wing. They can even taste with their wings. One of the most sophisticated sensors a fly has is a structure called the halteres. The halteres are actually gyroscopes. These devices beat back and forth about 200 hertz during flight, and the animal can use them to sense its body rotation and initiate very, very fast corrective maneuvers. But all of this sensory information has to be processed by a brain, and yes, indeed, flies have a brain, a brain of about 100,000 neurons.

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Important Words

  1. animal
  2. antennae
  3. beat
  4. body
  5. brain
  6. called
  7. carry
  8. controller
  9. corrective
  10. covered
  11. deformation
  12. detect
  13. detection
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  15. excel
  16. eye
  17. eyes
  18. fast
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  20. flies
  21. flight
  22. fly
  23. gyroscopes
  24. halteres
  25. head
  26. hertz
  27. idea
  28. including
  29. information
  30. initiate
  31. maneuvers
  32. neurons
  33. odors
  34. planet
  35. problem
  36. processed
  37. rotation
  38. sense
  39. sensors
  40. sensory
  41. set
  42. sophisticated
  43. sorts
  44. structure
  45. system
  46. taste
  47. top
  48. visual
  49. wind
  50. wing
  51. wings