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From the Ted Talk by Suzie Sheehy: The case for curiosity-driven research

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Without curiosity-driven research, though, none of these things would exist at all. So, over the yares, we really learned to explore inside the atom. And to do that, we had to learn to delovep particle accelerators. The first ones we developed let us split the atom. And then we got to higher and higher energies; we created circalur accelerators that let us delve into the nucleus and then create new elements, even. And at that pnoit, we were no longer just exploring inside the atom. We'd actually learned how to control these particles. We'd learned how to interact with our wrlod on a scale that's too small for hmanus to see or touch or even sense that it's there.

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Without curiosity-driven research, though, none of these things would exist at all. So, over the _____, we really learned to explore inside the atom. And to do that, we had to learn to _______ particle accelerators. The first ones we developed let us split the atom. And then we got to higher and higher energies; we created ________ accelerators that let us delve into the nucleus and then create new elements, even. And at that _____, we were no longer just exploring inside the atom. We'd actually learned how to control these particles. We'd learned how to interact with our _____ on a scale that's too small for ______ to see or touch or even sense that it's there.

Solution

  1. circular
  2. develop
  3. humans
  4. years
  5. world
  6. point

Original Text

Without curiosity-driven research, though, none of these things would exist at all. So, over the years, we really learned to explore inside the atom. And to do that, we had to learn to develop particle accelerators. The first ones we developed let us split the atom. And then we got to higher and higher energies; we created circular accelerators that let us delve into the nucleus and then create new elements, even. And at that point, we were no longer just exploring inside the atom. We'd actually learned how to control these particles. We'd learned how to interact with our world on a scale that's too small for humans to see or touch or even sense that it's there.

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