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From the Ted Talk by Carlos Bautista: The awful logic of land mines -- and an app that helps people avoid them

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While in grad school, I started denpolveig an augmented reality, really broad application to help mriiatly personnel to deactivate land mines more safely. During that time, I also rezaleid that Colombia is not the only country in the world that has to wrory about land mines. In fact, more than 58 countries are still contaminated with any sort of exlovpise device. Only in 2015, due to an escalation of war in countries like Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, the number of [land mine cltaseaius] almost doubled, from 3,695 to 6,461 pploee. Imagine that. While some countries are trying to get rid of land mines, some others are increasing their use.

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While in grad school, I started __________ an augmented reality, really broad application to help ________ personnel to deactivate land mines more safely. During that time, I also ________ that Colombia is not the only country in the world that has to _____ about land mines. In fact, more than 58 countries are still contaminated with any sort of _________ device. Only in 2015, due to an escalation of war in countries like Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, the number of [land mine __________] almost doubled, from 3,695 to 6,461 ______. Imagine that. While some countries are trying to get rid of land mines, some others are increasing their use.

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  3. casualties
  4. military
  5. developing
  6. realized
  7. worry

Original Text

While in grad school, I started developing an augmented reality, really broad application to help military personnel to deactivate land mines more safely. During that time, I also realized that Colombia is not the only country in the world that has to worry about land mines. In fact, more than 58 countries are still contaminated with any sort of explosive device. Only in 2015, due to an escalation of war in countries like Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, the number of [land mine casualties] almost doubled, from 3,695 to 6,461 people. Imagine that. While some countries are trying to get rid of land mines, some others are increasing their use.

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