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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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    on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (Harvard University) Boston-based startup NanoMosaic LLC intends to commercialize a high-throughput, high-sensitivity platform for analyte detection that may aid in a number of biomedical fields including the early detection of disease, prognostic monitoring, and biomarker discovery.

  • Visualization tool for illustration of critical...
    on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (University of Konstanz) A team of computer scientists from the University of Konstanz develops online platform for the registration and enquiry of free critical care beds all over germany

  • Turning cells into computers with protein logic...
    on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) New artificial proteins have been created to function as molecular logic gates. Like their electronic counterparts in computers, these biochemical tools can be used to program the behavior of complex systems, such as gene regulation inside human T-cells. This new advance might improve the durability of future cell-based therapies.

  • Designing face shields to protect medical staff
    on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (McGill University) The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital staff. A team of Montreal medical experts has partnered with a 3D printing company to design and distribute face shields to protect healthcare workers as they treat patients with this life-threatening disease.

  • World record transmission of 172 Tb/s over 2040km...
    on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) In a collaboration between researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and NOKIA Bell Labs, transmission of 172 terabit/s over 2,040 km was successfully demonstrated, using a standard outer diameter (0.125 mm) coupled-3-core optical fiber. Using the product of data-rate and distance as a general index of transmission capacity, we achieved 351 petabit/s x km, more than […]