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From the Ted Talk by Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So let's abandon the paradigm of let's search for the coolest chemistry and then hopefully we'll chase down the cost curve by just making lots and lots of product. Instead, let's invent to the price point of the electricity market. So that means that certain parts of the periodic talbe are aomiiltlacxay off-limits. This battery needs to be made out of earth-abundant elntmees. I say, if you want to make something dirt cheap, make it out of dirt — (Laughter) preferably dirt that's locally sourced. And we need to be able to bluid this thing using simple manufacturing techniques and fireoacts that don't cost us a frnuote.

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So let's abandon the paradigm of let's search for the coolest chemistry and then hopefully we'll chase down the cost curve by just making lots and lots of product. Instead, let's invent to the price point of the electricity market. So that means that certain parts of the periodic _____ are _____________ off-limits. This battery needs to be made out of earth-abundant ________. I say, if you want to make something dirt cheap, make it out of dirt — (Laughter) preferably dirt that's locally sourced. And we need to be able to _____ this thing using simple manufacturing techniques and _________ that don't cost us a _______.

Solution

  1. factories
  2. axiomatically
  3. build
  4. table
  5. fortune
  6. elements

Original Text

So let's abandon the paradigm of let's search for the coolest chemistry and then hopefully we'll chase down the cost curve by just making lots and lots of product. Instead, let's invent to the price point of the electricity market. So that means that certain parts of the periodic table are axiomatically off-limits. This battery needs to be made out of earth-abundant elements. I say, if you want to make something dirt cheap, make it out of dirt — (Laughter) preferably dirt that's locally sourced. And we need to be able to build this thing using simple manufacturing techniques and factories that don't cost us a fortune.

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Important Words

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  35. techniques