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technology : (1) the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area : engineering (2) a capability given by the practical application of knowledge (3) a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge (4) the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

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Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species’ ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.

The human species’ use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery of the ability to control fire increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans in traveling in and controlling their environment. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale. However, not all technology has been used for peaceful purposes; the development of weapons of ever-increasing destructive power has progressed throughout history, from clubs to nuclear weapons. — Wikipedia

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History of Technology ((David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science)

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Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology (National Academy of Engineering & National Science Foundation)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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14 Amazing DARPA Technologies On Tap (J. Nicholas Hoover, Information Week)

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EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science The premier online source for science news since 1996. A service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Superbugs have colonized the International Space...
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Frontiers) Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, their study shows that the AGXX® dramatically reduced the number of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces -- and could help protect future astronauts beyond the moon and Mars. […]

  • US Department of Energy and Intel to deliver...
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Intel Corporation and the US Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago -- named 'Aurora' -- will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. […]

  • Bright skies for plant-based jet fuels
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a new analysis by Berkeley Lab shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully. […]

  • From foam to bone: Plant cellulose can pave the...
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (University of British Columbia) Researchers from the University of British Columbia and McMaster University have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance from plant cellulose that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone. […]

  • Levitating objects with light
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (California Institute of Technology) Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists. […]