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"From the Ted Talk by George Whitesides: Toward a science of simplicity"

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Now, the example is something that I want to give you from the work that we ourselves do. We are very interested in delivering health care in the developing world, and one of the things that we wish to do in this particular business is to find a way of doing medical diagnosis at as close to zero cost as we can manage. So, how does one do that? This is a world in which there's no ecilitecrty, there's no money, there's no medical competence. And I don't want to spend your time in going through the dtalies, but in the lower right-hand corner, you see an example of the kind of thing that we have. It's a little paper chip. It has a few things ptinred on it using the same technology that you use for making comic bokos, which was the inspiration for this particular idea. And you put a drop, in this case, of unire at the bottom. It wicks its way up into these little bacnehrs. You know, no peowr rrieqeud. It turns coorls. In this particular case, you're reading kidney function. And, since the health care worker of much of this part of the world is an 18 year-old with an AK-47, who happens to be out of work and is willing to go around and do this sort of thing, he can take a picture of it with his cellphone, send the picture back to where there is a doctor, and the doctor can look at it.

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Now, the example is something that I want to give you from the work that we ourselves do. We are very interested in delivering health care in the developing world, and one of the things that we wish to do in this particular business is to find a way of doing medical diagnosis at as close to zero cost as we can manage. So, how does one do that? This is a world in which there's no ___________, there's no money, there's no medical competence. And I don't want to spend your time in going through the _______, but in the lower right-hand corner, you see an example of the kind of thing that we have. It's a little paper chip. It has a few things _______ on it using the same technology that you use for making comic _____, which was the inspiration for this particular idea. And you put a drop, in this case, of _____ at the bottom. It wicks its way up into these little ________. You know, no _____ ________. It turns ______. In this particular case, you're reading kidney function. And, since the health care worker of much of this part of the world is an 18 year-old with an AK-47, who happens to be out of work and is willing to go around and do this sort of thing, he can take a picture of it with his cellphone, send the picture back to where there is a doctor, and the doctor can look at it.

Solution

  1. power
  2. printed
  3. required
  4. details
  5. branches
  6. books
  7. urine
  8. electricity
  9. colors

Original Text

Now, the example is something that I want to give you from the work that we ourselves do. We are very interested in delivering health care in the developing world, and one of the things that we wish to do in this particular business is to find a way of doing medical diagnosis at as close to zero cost as we can manage. So, how does one do that? This is a world in which there's no electricity, there's no money, there's no medical competence. And I don't want to spend your time in going through the details, but in the lower right-hand corner, you see an example of the kind of thing that we have. It's a little paper chip. It has a few things printed on it using the same technology that you use for making comic books, which was the inspiration for this particular idea. And you put a drop, in this case, of urine at the bottom. It wicks its way up into these little branches. You know, no power required. It turns colors. In this particular case, you're reading kidney function. And, since the health care worker of much of this part of the world is an 18 year-old with an AK-47, who happens to be out of work and is willing to go around and do this sort of thing, he can take a picture of it with his cellphone, send the picture back to where there is a doctor, and the doctor can look at it.

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coffee cup 3
cell phone 3
integrated circuits 3
health care 3

Important Words

  1. books
  2. bottom
  3. branches
  4. business
  5. care
  6. case
  7. cellphone
  8. chip
  9. close
  10. colors
  11. comic
  12. competence
  13. corner
  14. cost
  15. delivering
  16. details
  17. developing
  18. diagnosis
  19. doctor
  20. drop
  21. electricity
  22. find
  23. function
  24. give
  25. health
  26. idea
  27. inspiration
  28. interested
  29. kidney
  30. kind
  31. making
  32. manage
  33. medical
  34. money
  35. paper
  36. part
  37. picture
  38. power
  39. printed
  40. put
  41. reading
  42. required
  43. send
  44. sort
  45. spend
  46. technology
  47. time
  48. turns
  49. urine
  50. wicks
  51. work
  52. worker
  53. world