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

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So I'm a social scientist by training, so why am I here today tialkng about smart materials? Well first of all, because I am a maker. I'm curious about how things work and how they are made, but also because I believe we should have a deeper understanding of the components that make up our wlord, and right now, we don't know enough about these high-tech composites our future will be made of. Smart miratlaes are hard to obtain in small qnteuaiits. There's barely any information available on how to use them, and very little is said about how they are produced. So for now, they exist mostly in this realm of trdae secrets and patents only universities and corporations have access to.

Open Cloze

So I'm a social scientist by training, so why am I here today _______ about smart materials? Well first of all, because I am a maker. I'm curious about how things work and how they are made, but also because I believe we should have a deeper understanding of the components that make up our _____, and right now, we don't know enough about these high-tech composites our future will be made of. Smart _________ are hard to obtain in small __________. There's barely any information available on how to use them, and very little is said about how they are produced. So for now, they exist mostly in this realm of _____ secrets and patents only universities and corporations have access to.

Solution

  1. world
  2. materials
  3. talking
  4. quantities
  5. trade

Original Text

So I'm a social scientist by training, so why am I here today talking about smart materials? Well first of all, because I am a maker. I'm curious about how things work and how they are made, but also because I believe we should have a deeper understanding of the components that make up our world, and right now, we don't know enough about these high-tech composites our future will be made of. Smart materials are hard to obtain in small quantities. There's barely any information available on how to use them, and very little is said about how they are produced. So for now, they exist mostly in this realm of trade secrets and patents only universities and corporations have access to.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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smart materials 5
conductive ink 3
change color 2
material science 2
copper tape 2

Important Words

  1. access
  2. barely
  3. components
  4. composites
  5. corporations
  6. curious
  7. deeper
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  12. maker
  13. materials
  14. obtain
  15. patents
  16. produced
  17. quantities
  18. realm
  19. scientist
  20. secrets
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  25. today
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  27. training
  28. understanding
  29. universities
  30. work
  31. world