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Comparing Cells to a Computer

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Colin Fagin

on 19 March 2013

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A vacuole is usually the biggest thing in the cell, and so is the hard drive of a computer. The cell draws water from the vacuole while the computer draws essential files from the hard drive. Vacuole=Hard drive "Planimal" Cell vs. Computers Created by: Colin Fagin Since the chloroplast of a cell carries the photosynthesis, the monitor carries the light of the computer. The chloroplast produces simple sugar too, and the monitor produces pixels for the computer. Since the CPU, (Central Processing Power aka the processor) is the brain of computers which the nucleus does for the cell. (The brainy stuff.) Lysosome=Recycle Bin A recycle bin on a computer is used for deleting bad files you don't want. That is exactly what a lysosome does in a cell, deletes bad copies of DNA and creates better ones. Understanding the computer Chloroplast=Monitor Nucleus=CPU The Cells A Computer all together (desktop) First, the two things that will be compared shall be identified before jumping in naming how a cell could be compared to a computer! Prokaryotes/Eukaryotes=Wiring Prokaryotes is the simplest kind with no organelles, just like wires in a computer, they can be singular or in multiple places. Eukaryotes are a little more complex, which wiring can be too. Cell Wall=Computer case A cell wall is a barrier in a cell. In a computer, the case acts like a wall protecting the goods inside of the computer. Works Cited Beagle. "Can You Compare Computer Parts with Cell Parts?" Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, 2008. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080927112344AAYG9rX>.

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Dream. "Computer as an Analogy for a Cell?" Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111020144818AAIbU4t>. Cytoplasm=Motherboard The cytoplasm is like the motherboard because it is the place where everything comes and works together as a whole. Nucleolus+Nucleoplasm=CPU socket This here is a CPU socket, which houses the CPU. The nucleolus and nucleoplasm is the liquid/base of the nucleus, transmits information. Endoplasmic Reticulum=RAM (memory) The endoplasmic reticulum is like the memory of a computer is because the ram is thin, kinda like folded up how a ER is. It also controls what the stuff it is making, and can allow the computer or cell to multitask easily. Ribosomes=Transistors Ribosomes are like transistors because they're little protein factories working for the big picture. Golgi Apparatus=GPU First off, GPU stands for graphic processing unit and it puts what you see on your monitor. The reason why the golgi apparatus is similar to a GPU is because it's flat and it put the finishing touches on things and ships them out. In a GPU, the CPU sends the data to the GPU and then the GPU distributes it to the monitor for viewing. PIXELS Centriole=Solid State Drive A solid state drive (SSD) is like a centriole because a SSD is flash memory and is able to process quickly for the computer needs. A centriole function is organizing and part of two cellular processes. Mitochondria=PSU The mitochondria of a cell takes energy and stores it for the cell to use, just like a PSU, (power supply unit) does for a computer! Flagella=Computer Fans Flagella is a tail that moves the cell around, but the most moving object in the computer besides the dish speed of a hard drive is.. COMPUTER FANS! They cool the system, which is quite important. Cilia=keyboard Cilia are little projections outside of the cell. What sticks out outside of the computer? Keyboard keys! Cytoskelekon=Ports Tiny microtubules that make up the cell's shape and feeds it protein. Whatever is plugged into the computer will take shape inside of it and it feeds how the computer can function. Plasma Membrane=Firewall Plasma membrane is boundary between the outside world and inside. It controls the illegal trafficking and selects the right stuff. A firewall filters the computer for those viruses, trojans, and threats.
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