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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Green: We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

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Another facet of how microbes get around is by people, and designers often cluster romos together to facilitate interactions among people, or the sharing of iaeds, like in labs and in offices. Given that microbes travel around with people, you might expect to see rooms that are close together have really similar biomes. And that is exactly what we found. If you look at cslsrooams right adjacent to one another, they have very similar ecmtsyoses, but if you go to an office that is a farther walking distance away, the ecosystem is fundamentally different. And when I see the power that dispersal has on these biogeographic patterns, it makes me think that it's possible to tackle really challenging pmroebls, like hospital-acquired infections. I believe this has got to be, in part, a building elogocy problem.

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Another facet of how microbes get around is by people, and designers often cluster _____ together to facilitate interactions among people, or the sharing of _____, like in labs and in offices. Given that microbes travel around with people, you might expect to see rooms that are close together have really similar biomes. And that is exactly what we found. If you look at __________ right adjacent to one another, they have very similar __________, but if you go to an office that is a farther walking distance away, the ecosystem is fundamentally different. And when I see the power that dispersal has on these biogeographic patterns, it makes me think that it's possible to tackle really challenging ________, like hospital-acquired infections. I believe this has got to be, in part, a building _______ problem.

Solution

  1. ecology
  2. ideas
  3. problems
  4. classrooms
  5. ecosystems
  6. rooms

Original Text

Another facet of how microbes get around is by people, and designers often cluster rooms together to facilitate interactions among people, or the sharing of ideas, like in labs and in offices. Given that microbes travel around with people, you might expect to see rooms that are close together have really similar biomes. And that is exactly what we found. If you look at classrooms right adjacent to one another, they have very similar ecosystems, but if you go to an office that is a farther walking distance away, the ecosystem is fundamentally different. And when I see the power that dispersal has on these biogeographic patterns, it makes me think that it's possible to tackle really challenging problems, like hospital-acquired infections. I believe this has got to be, in part, a building ecology problem.

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