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From the Ted Talk by Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So cvucindote ink allows us to paint ciuitcrs instead of using the traditional printed circuit boards or wires. In the case of this little example I'm holding, we used it to carete a touch sensor that reacts to my skin by turning on this little light. Conductive ink has been used by atrtiss, but recent developments indicate that we will soon be able to use it in laser printers and pens. And this is a sheet of acrylic infused with colorless light-diffusing particles. What this maens is that, while reugalr acrylic only diffuses light around the edges, this one illuminates across the entrie surface when I turn on the lights around it. Two of the known applications for this material include interior design and multi-touch systems. And thermochromic pigments change color at a given temperature. So I'm going to place this on a hot plate that is set to a tmprtaureee only slightly higher than ambient and you can see what happens. So one of the principle aopictaplins for this material is, amongst other things, in baby blteots, so it indicates when the contents are cool enough to drink.

Open Cloze

So __________ ink allows us to paint ________ instead of using the traditional printed circuit boards or wires. In the case of this little example I'm holding, we used it to ______ a touch sensor that reacts to my skin by turning on this little light. Conductive ink has been used by _______, but recent developments indicate that we will soon be able to use it in laser printers and pens. And this is a sheet of acrylic infused with colorless light-diffusing particles. What this _____ is that, while _______ acrylic only diffuses light around the edges, this one illuminates across the ______ surface when I turn on the lights around it. Two of the known applications for this material include interior design and multi-touch systems. And thermochromic pigments change color at a given temperature. So I'm going to place this on a hot plate that is set to a ___________ only slightly higher than ambient and you can see what happens. So one of the principle ____________ for this material is, amongst other things, in baby _______, so it indicates when the contents are cool enough to drink.

Solution

  1. regular
  2. entire
  3. artists
  4. applications
  5. create
  6. bottles
  7. circuits
  8. temperature
  9. means
  10. conductive

Original Text

So conductive ink allows us to paint circuits instead of using the traditional printed circuit boards or wires. In the case of this little example I'm holding, we used it to create a touch sensor that reacts to my skin by turning on this little light. Conductive ink has been used by artists, but recent developments indicate that we will soon be able to use it in laser printers and pens. And this is a sheet of acrylic infused with colorless light-diffusing particles. What this means is that, while regular acrylic only diffuses light around the edges, this one illuminates across the entire surface when I turn on the lights around it. Two of the known applications for this material include interior design and multi-touch systems. And thermochromic pigments change color at a given temperature. So I'm going to place this on a hot plate that is set to a temperature only slightly higher than ambient and you can see what happens. So one of the principle applications for this material is, amongst other things, in baby bottles, so it indicates when the contents are cool enough to drink.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. acrylic
  2. ambient
  3. applications
  4. artists
  5. baby
  6. boards
  7. bottles
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  10. circuit
  11. circuits
  12. color
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  14. conductive
  15. contents
  16. cool
  17. create
  18. design
  19. developments
  20. diffuses
  21. drink
  22. edges
  23. entire
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  27. illuminates
  28. include
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  30. ink
  31. interior
  32. laser
  33. light
  34. lights
  35. material
  36. means
  37. paint
  38. particles
  39. pens
  40. pigments
  41. place
  42. plate
  43. principle
  44. printed
  45. printers
  46. reacts
  47. regular
  48. sensor
  49. set
  50. sheet
  51. skin
  52. slightly
  53. surface
  54. systems
  55. temperature
  56. thermochromic
  57. touch
  58. traditional
  59. turn
  60. turning
  61. wires