Monday, 24 February 2014

Research Proposal Title

Title: Cancer Cells
Research Title: How does the amount of exposure of the body to UV rays affect the skin cancer rates
A research on how does UV rays affect skin cancer cell growth.

Subtopics for Cancer cells

  1. UV rays exposure
  2. Different types of skin cancer treatment
  3. How does it affect us (Link to real world situation)

Literature Review on Cancer cells and Ultra-Violet (UV) rays

Chelsea - http://popplet.com/app/#/1607312


Monday, 13 January 2014

Overpopulation

Overpopulation is a condition where an organism’s numbers exceed the current carrying capacity of its habitat. With the increasing number of people around the world, it leads to overpopulation. 
As world population increases, demand for water naturally increases. Demand for domestic consumptions like drinking, cooking, bathing and washing will increase as population grows. People would need to compete for all these domestic consumptions and resources. 

Technology

As technology advances towards bringing people better lives and more convenience, it also create new problems worth for us pondering over. People of today's age face problems like global warming, addiction etc. As newer and more advanced technology are invented, not only do they come about as one of the pros of technology, they also act as a double edged sword to the people of today's world. Mobile phone apps and games are becoming more and more popular in the market, with many people willing to pay even up to $300 just to unlock a certain character/level. As they are being sucked into the world of android, apple technology etc, teens of our generation are becoming less and less sociable with the people around them, often hanging around their computers and laptops just to keep in touch with their friends or continue their games. Researchers have, through a recent study, that people who stay online tend to be more depressed than people who have an outgoing lifestyle. This tells us that most teenagers who spend their time online are affected by negative thoughts on online webpages and influence their thoughts on themselves (More often towards the unhealthy side). This psychological effect would be reduced if the teenagers would spend more time with their friends and families and build and maintain healthy relationships instead of spending more than half their time on the internet.

Too reliant on technology

Nowadays, as technology improves, more people are too reliant on technology. People are often seen with electronic gadgets in their hands, be it music players, smart phones, or tablets. 
People are so engrossed, that even 'family time' is defined as the entire family sitting together but each on their electronic gadgets. This behavior has become so common that even children as young as 2 years old, can be seen using gadgets. Although this is not wrong as some games are designed to educate the younger generation, they sometimes take it too far. What we are focusing on would be the fact that when supposed to be having a meal as a family, everyone can be seen focusing on their gadgets instead of eating. 
The aim of solving this issue is to allow families to take time to step out of their fast paced lives and spend more quality time with their families, improving relationships and allowing then to realize that there actually is a life outside this digital world. 

~ Myat Noe and Chelsea