Sunday, December 8, 2019

ethnical data

In your response state why you believe the issue you chose is the most important consideration when it comes to ethical data collection. 

I think data sharing is the most important because it's more organized and encourages more connection and collaboration between researchers. Because of this collaboration, it could also result in new findings.

Then give a ONE paragraph summary of the second related news resource you chose and include a link

The second article I choose talks about data sharing in the medical field. The main question in the article is whether or not data privacy or sharing is safer in health care.  In the medical field data, privacy is not good and data sharing is. Data drives research and innovation and that can't be done without data sharing. The article gave an example of a boy who suffered an unexpected tendon rupture. He was young and fit at the time of his rupture and just assumed it was bad luck. Then he remembered he had been taking an oft-prescribed antibiotic ciprofloxacin (Cipro). Used to treat a range of infections. All he knew was that there were a number of rare side effects yet he didn't know what they were. Because the data was hard to obtain, these side effects remained hidden for years. In 2008, they found clear evidence that it had caused tendon rupture. A black-box warning was then put on the box by the FDA.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

explore task check in

Yesterday- Yesterday I choose my topic and found information on it. I also found my function and purpose. Today I hope to find some benefits and some harmful effects. I also plan to have a sort of plan on what I want to do with my artifact.

Monday, December 2, 2019

sharks biting cables

1. Is it true that sharks biting the cables is a problem?
I believe this is a true problem because the companies have started wrapping its trans-Pacific underwater cables in Kevlar to guard against shark bites.

2. Cables can break just by wearing out - but what are some other things that cause them to break?
Not only can the cables break from sharks biting them but they also may break from underwater earthquakes, rock slides, anchors, and boats.

3. Who uses submarine cables?
We all use submarine cables because they carry digital data, which includes telephone, Internet and private data traffic.

4. How thick is a cable?
1 inch in diameter and weigh around 2.5 tons per mile.

5. How does fiber-optic technology work with the cables?
Fiber optic cables carry Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing laser signals at a rate of terabytes per second. They use optical repeaters to strengthen the signal which attenuates over long distances.

6. What did you find most interesting about the cables?
something I found very interesting about the ables was Governments are turning to submarine cables to avoid spies.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

IP adress and DNS

1. What is a protocol? A protocol is a set of ruled that allows the computer to connect and transmit dats to one another.

2. What is an Internet Protocol (IP) address? Your IP address is like your home address, a place that links to all over your internet activity to where you’re using it from.

3. How is it organized hierarchically?  A IP address is a set of number used to locate something on the internet. It is organized by country/network -> region/network -> Sub-network ->device. 

4. How many bits are in an IPv4 address? 32 bits

5. How many IPv4 addresses does that mean there are?  588,514,304

6. What is the difference between IPv6 and IPv4.  IPv4 is a 32-Bit IP Address. IPv6 is 128 Bit IP Address.

7. Why do we need IPv6? because it gives the internet a very large pool of IP addresses.

8. What is an IP packet? An IP packet is a small amount of data sent over a network

9. What is the difference between an IP address and an IP Packet? An IP address is a sequence of numbers used to identify a device on an IP network. An IP packet contains an IP address AND the data intended for the machine identified by the IP address. 

10. What is the purpose of the Domain Name System (DNS)? They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet IP addresses.

blown to bits

" We offer seven truths about bits. We call them 'koans' because they are paradoxes, like the Zen verbal puzzles that provoke meditation and enlightenment. These koans are oversimplifications and over-generalizations. They describe a world that is developing but hasn’t yet fully emerged. But even today they are truer than we often realize. "

Read the 7 Koans - choose at least two to post about on your blog. Summarize the points made - what "truths" resonate with you and why.

Koan 4- koan 4 talks about how computers are changing rapidly. they are getting faster and faster every year. Computers speed is measured by the number of basic operations it can do per second (Moore's Law)- fastest computer performs 1 trillion operations per second. This is a good thing because it means we get faster computers or devices that are less expensive.

koan 3- Koan 3 is about how things offline are less useful and accessible. In our world now electronic copies are used before hard copies of things. It talked about how a doctor could reach a certain medical file for his patient because it was a paper copy. To me, this is a dangerous issue. I think that as humans we need to be aware of this because if the doctor had made a mistake in copying her patient's files and then throws them away she doesn't  have that file.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

10 breakthrough technologies

~choose one of the subjects that you found most interesting 
~summarize the facts and give your reasoning for choosing it

The subject I found most interesting was the technology that can predict when a mother will give birth to a premature baby. there are small amounts of “cell-free” DNA and RNA that float in our blood and are often released by dying cells. In pregnant women, that cell-free material is able to be tested and lots of information can be pulled from those cells. I choose this one because in the future I hope to go into the medical field and study to become a pediatric nurse or neonatal nurse.  

Monday, November 4, 2019


- take 6 pictures on the trip (3 from each building)
- post them with an explanation of what they are, why you chose them and what significance they          have in wireless communication
- also, include 3 things that you learned today

This is a picture of cellphones and I took a picture of them because it shows how technology has changed over time. They went from needing to be plugged in with no screen or camera or music to all of those in one. 

This is a picture of a typewriter prints code. How it works is you type what u want to say and it is printed onto a sheet of paper in code which then put into a machine that printed out the code onto paper. 

This a picture of the shark tracking devices and how they have changed and become better and easier to track giving more information. I choose this because I thought it was very interesting looking at how they use the devices to keep track of the sharks.
This is a mini model of Chathams receiving antennas and how the information was spread through the signals. I thought this was cool because  it shows where everything was. 

This is a picture of the mobile phone network and how it all works. I took a picture of this because I never really knew how it all connected and all the steps there were in receiving a cell signal.

This is a picture of old devices such as a portable tv and camera and what they used to look like before phones were made. I choose this photo because these are all "communication" devices that are now all combined into one tiny device.