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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 dipvelnoeg an augmented reality, really broad apaoiitplcn 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 wlord that has to worry about land mines. In fact, more than 58 countries are still coenmtnaiatd with any sort of explosive dievce. Only in 2015, due to an escalation of war in countries like Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, the number of [land mine cltiasaues] almost doubled, from 3,695 to 6,461 people. Imagine that. While some countries are trying to get rid of land mneis, some others are increasing their use.

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While in grad school, I started __________ an augmented reality, really broad ___________ 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 _____ that has to worry about land mines. In fact, more than 58 countries are still ____________ with any sort of explosive ______. 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 people. Imagine that. While some countries are trying to get rid of land _____, some others are increasing their use.

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  1. developing
  2. mines
  3. application
  4. device
  5. world
  6. casualties
  7. contaminated

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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