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From the Ted Talk by Suzanne Lee: Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution

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Incredibly, we can grow all kdins of structures using lnviig organisms, from fomas that can replace plastics in footwear, to leather-like materials without animals. Furniture, flooring — all are currently being prototyped. Fungi are able to grow meailrtas that are naturally fire retardant, without any chaciemls. They're naturally hydrophobic, mianeng they won't absorb water. They have higher melt temperatures than plastics. Polystyrene can take thousands of years to dadegre. Mushroom packaging materials can be naturally comsoeptd in your back garden in as little as 30 days. Living organisms are transforming waste into cost-competitive, performance-matching materials that can start to replace plastics and other CO2-emitting materials.

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Incredibly, we can grow all _____ of structures using ______ organisms, from _____ that can replace plastics in footwear, to leather-like materials without animals. Furniture, flooring — all are currently being prototyped. Fungi are able to grow _________ that are naturally fire retardant, without any _________. They're naturally hydrophobic, _______ they won't absorb water. They have higher melt temperatures than plastics. Polystyrene can take thousands of years to _______. Mushroom packaging materials can be naturally _________ in your back garden in as little as 30 days. Living organisms are transforming waste into cost-competitive, performance-matching materials that can start to replace plastics and other CO2-emitting materials.

Solution

  1. degrade
  2. kinds
  3. materials
  4. meaning
  5. composted
  6. living
  7. foams
  8. chemicals

Original Text

Incredibly, we can grow all kinds of structures using living organisms, from foams that can replace plastics in footwear, to leather-like materials without animals. Furniture, flooring — all are currently being prototyped. Fungi are able to grow materials that are naturally fire retardant, without any chemicals. They're naturally hydrophobic, meaning they won't absorb water. They have higher melt temperatures than plastics. Polystyrene can take thousands of years to degrade. Mushroom packaging materials can be naturally composted in your back garden in as little as 30 days. Living organisms are transforming waste into cost-competitive, performance-matching materials that can start to replace plastics and other CO2-emitting materials.

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