Passage Anaylsis Questions
Answer each of the following questions in full paragraph form providing support from the original
media. Provide as much detail or each response to maximize their effectiveness.
Patriot Act Questions:
1) How does fast fashion work? What makes it so profitable, and what makes it so bad for the
2) Hassan discusses how even the concept of recycling old clothing is problematic. What is so
problematic about it, and what solutions does he offer? Explain.
3) What is greenwashing, and how is it misleading?
1) Using some secondary source research, discuss what the setting of the story is, taking to
account where the story takes place, when it takes place, and what event is happening.
2) What does the shock at the end of the story reveal about the horrors of war?
1) How was the entire concept of the cancer-detecting pill discovered by accident?
2) What are some of the serious concerns with the technology? Why are these concerns valid?
Google wants to detect cancer earlier with a tiny pill in
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, Oct. 29 2014
Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of
technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which
can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings
to a sensor on a wearable device.
As many as 2,000 of these microscopic "nanoparticles" could fit inside a single red blood cell to
provide doctors with better insights about what is happening inside their patients.
The project announced Tuesday is the latest effort to emerge from Google's X lab, which has
been trying to open new technological frontiers to solve nettlesome problems and improve the
quality of people's lives. The same division is also working on several other outlandish projects
that have little to do with Google's main business of Internet search and advertising: Self-driving
cars, a computer called Glass that looks like eyeglasses, Internet-beam balloons and contact
lenses that can measure glucose in tears.
Some investors frustrated with the costs of financing X's projects ridicule them as expensive
flights of fancy, but Google CEO Larry Page likens them to moonshots that could unleash future
innovation and money-making opportunities.
It could be a decade before Google's nanoparticle research pays off, according to the Mountain
View, California, company.
At this point, Google believes the cancer-detecting nanoparticles can be coated with antibodies
that bind with specific proteins or cells associated with various maladies. The particles would
remain in the blood and report back continuously on what they find over time, said Andrew
Conrad, head of life sciences at Google X, while a wearable sensor could track the particles by
following their magnetic fields and collecting data on their movement through the body.
The goal is to get a fuller picture of the patient's health than the snapshot that's obtained when a
doctor draws a single sample of blood for tests that aren't comprehensive enough to spot the
early stages of many forms of cancer.
"We want to make it simple and automatic and not invasive," Conrad added. Like Google is
doing in the contact lens project, the company is here looking for ways to proactively monitor
health and prevent disease, rather than wait to diagnose problems, he said.
Data from the sensor could be uploaded or stored on the Internet until it can be interpreted by a
doctor, he said. That could raise questions about privacy or the security of patient data. But
when asked if Google could use the information for commercial purposes, Conrad said, "We
have no interest in that."
The effort to develop a better way to detect cancer was inspired by the experience of Google
engineer Tom Stanis.
After getting hit by a car while bicycling, Stanis wound up in a hospital emergency room where a
medical scan looking for internal bleeding alerted doctors that there was a tumour growing in
The diagnosis probably wouldn't have been made at such an early stage if Stanis hadn't been
seriously injured, prompting Google's X lab to explore better ways for doctors to keep watch for
early warning signs. Stanis, who is now cancer-free, is part of the team working on X's
Conrad described the project during an appearance at a tech industry conference organized by
the Wall Street Journal. He said the team working on the nanoparticle project includes a cancer
specialist and other doctors, as well as electrical and mechanical engineers and an astrophysicist
who has been advising on how to track the particles through the body.
Google is looking for partners who would license the technology and bring products to market.
"Our partners would take care of all that stuff. We're the inventors and creators of the
technology," Conrad said.
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