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From the Ted Talk by Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

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So something I think is very fnacitnasig is: What if you could give life to non-living structures, like bateietrs and like salor cells? What if they had some of the same capabilities that an aoblane shell did, in terms of being able to build really exquisite structures at room temperature and room pressure, using nontoxic chemicals and adding no toxic materials back into the environment? So that's kind of the vision that I've been tihinnkg about. And so what if you could grow a battery in a Petri dish? Or what if you could give genetic iimnoatofrn to a battery so that it could actually become better as a function of time, and do so in an environmentally friendly way?

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So something I think is very ___________ is: What if you could give life to non-living structures, like _________ and like _____ cells? What if they had some of the same capabilities that an _______ shell did, in terms of being able to build really exquisite structures at room temperature and room pressure, using nontoxic chemicals and adding no toxic materials back into the environment? So that's kind of the vision that I've been ________ about. And so what if you could grow a battery in a Petri dish? Or what if you could give genetic ___________ to a battery so that it could actually become better as a function of time, and do so in an environmentally friendly way?

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  1. abalone
  2. thinking
  3. information
  4. fascinating
  5. batteries
  6. solar

Original Text

So something I think is very fascinating is: What if you could give life to non-living structures, like batteries and like solar cells? What if they had some of the same capabilities that an abalone shell did, in terms of being able to build really exquisite structures at room temperature and room pressure, using nontoxic chemicals and adding no toxic materials back into the environment? So that's kind of the vision that I've been thinking about. And so what if you could grow a battery in a Petri dish? Or what if you could give genetic information to a battery so that it could actually become better as a function of time, and do so in an environmentally friendly way?

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