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From the Ted Talk by Roger Hanlon: The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods

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Well, I want to segue from this into the color of firbcas, and I imagine that could have a lot of applications as well. Just look at this kaleidoscope of color of dynamically controlled ptinmges and reflectors that we see in the cephalopods. We know enough about the mechanics of how they work that we can begin to taatlrsne this not only into fabrics but perhaps even into changeable cosmetics. And moreover, there's been the recent dicevorsy of light-sensing molecules in the skin of octopus which may pave the way to, eventually, smart materials that sense and respond on their own.

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Well, I want to segue from this into the color of _______, and I imagine that could have a lot of applications as well. Just look at this kaleidoscope of color of dynamically controlled ________ and reflectors that we see in the cephalopods. We know enough about the mechanics of how they work that we can begin to _________ this not only into fabrics but perhaps even into changeable cosmetics. And moreover, there's been the recent _________ of light-sensing molecules in the skin of octopus which may pave the way to, eventually, smart materials that sense and respond on their own.

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  1. discovery
  2. fabrics
  3. pigments
  4. translate

Original Text

Well, I want to segue from this into the color of fabrics, and I imagine that could have a lot of applications as well. Just look at this kaleidoscope of color of dynamically controlled pigments and reflectors that we see in the cephalopods. We know enough about the mechanics of how they work that we can begin to translate this not only into fabrics but perhaps even into changeable cosmetics. And moreover, there's been the recent discovery of light-sensing molecules in the skin of octopus which may pave the way to, eventually, smart materials that sense and respond on their own.

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  1. applications
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