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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Wilker: What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue

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So here's one acparoph we're taking to try and solve some of these problems, and what we've done here is we've taken another long moeuclle that we can actually get from corn, and then into that molecule, we've put some of the adhesion chemistry from the mussels. So because we've got the corn and we've got the mussels, we call this our surf-and-turf polymer. And it sticks. It sticks really well. It's very strong. It's also bio-based. That's nice. But maybe more importantly, here, it's also degradable, and we can dardgee it under very mild conditions, with water. And so what we can do is we can set things up and we can bond them strongly when we want, but then we can also take them apart. It's something we're tnnikihg about.

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So here's one ________ we're taking to try and solve some of these problems, and what we've done here is we've taken another long ________ that we can actually get from corn, and then into that molecule, we've put some of the adhesion chemistry from the mussels. So because we've got the corn and we've got the mussels, we call this our surf-and-turf polymer. And it sticks. It sticks really well. It's very strong. It's also bio-based. That's nice. But maybe more importantly, here, it's also degradable, and we can _______ it under very mild conditions, with water. And so what we can do is we can set things up and we can bond them strongly when we want, but then we can also take them apart. It's something we're ________ about.

Solution

  1. approach
  2. thinking
  3. molecule
  4. degrade

Original Text

So here's one approach we're taking to try and solve some of these problems, and what we've done here is we've taken another long molecule that we can actually get from corn, and then into that molecule, we've put some of the adhesion chemistry from the mussels. So because we've got the corn and we've got the mussels, we call this our surf-and-turf polymer. And it sticks. It sticks really well. It's very strong. It's also bio-based. That's nice. But maybe more importantly, here, it's also degradable, and we can degrade it under very mild conditions, with water. And so what we can do is we can set things up and we can bond them strongly when we want, but then we can also take them apart. It's something we're thinking about.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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marine biology 2
adhesion chemistry 2
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Important Words

  1. adhesion
  2. approach
  3. bond
  4. call
  5. chemistry
  6. conditions
  7. corn
  8. degradable
  9. degrade
  10. importantly
  11. long
  12. mild
  13. molecule
  14. mussels
  15. nice
  16. polymer
  17. problems
  18. put
  19. set
  20. solve
  21. sticks
  22. strong
  23. strongly
  24. thinking
  25. water