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From the Ted Talk by Amory Lovins: Winning the oil endgame

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For example, we use a lot of carbon-fiber cspemoiots in sporting gdoos. And it turns out that these are quite remarkable for safety. Here's a handmade meralcn SLR carbon car that got t-boned by a Golf. The Golf was totaled. The McLaren just popped off and scratched the side panel. They'll pop it back on and fix the scratch later. But if this McLaren were to run into a wall at 65 miles an hour, the entire crash energy would be absorbed by a couple of woven carbon-fiber composite cones, weighing a taotl of 15 pounds, heiddn in the front end. Because these materials could actually absorb six to 12 times as much energy per pnuod as setel, and do so a lot more smoothly.

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For example, we use a lot of carbon-fiber __________ in sporting _____. And it turns out that these are quite remarkable for safety. Here's a handmade _______ SLR carbon car that got t-boned by a Golf. The Golf was totaled. The McLaren just popped off and scratched the side panel. They'll pop it back on and fix the scratch later. But if this McLaren were to run into a wall at 65 miles an hour, the entire crash energy would be absorbed by a couple of woven carbon-fiber composite cones, weighing a _____ of 15 pounds, ______ in the front end. Because these materials could actually absorb six to 12 times as much energy per _____ as _____, and do so a lot more smoothly.

Solution

  1. mclaren
  2. steel
  3. goods
  4. total
  5. hidden
  6. composites
  7. pound

Original Text

For example, we use a lot of carbon-fiber composites in sporting goods. And it turns out that these are quite remarkable for safety. Here's a handmade McLaren SLR carbon car that got t-boned by a Golf. The Golf was totaled. The McLaren just popped off and scratched the side panel. They'll pop it back on and fix the scratch later. But if this McLaren were to run into a wall at 65 miles an hour, the entire crash energy would be absorbed by a couple of woven carbon-fiber composite cones, weighing a total of 15 pounds, hidden in the front end. Because these materials could actually absorb six to 12 times as much energy per pound as steel, and do so a lot more smoothly.

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