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Catarina Mota:
Play with smart materials

TEDGlobal 2012 · 9:55 · Filmed Jul 2012
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Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It's time to play with it. Mota leads us on a tour of surprising and cool new materials, and suggests that the way we'll figure out what they're good for is to experiment, tinker and have fun.

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A TEDGlobal Fellow, Catarina Mota plays with "smart materials" — like shape-memory alloys and piezoelectric structures that react to voltage — and encourages others to do so too. Full bio
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