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Council on Foreign Relations (YouTube Channel)
World101 (Council on Foreign Relations, Official Website)


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 — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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. — Wikipedia

Technology (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Technological World (Wolfram Alpha)
Science & Technology (Wolfram Alpha)



Talks about Technology (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)

Technology Quotes (BrainyQuote)




Philosophy of Engineering (PhilPapers)
Philosophy of Engineering (American Society for Engineering Education)
Philosophy of Engineering (Wikipedia)


Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings. The discipline encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. — Wikipedia

Engineering (Wolfram Alpha)




TopTenz (Simon Whistler, YouTube Channel)
10 Technologies That Might Save the World Ian Fortey, TopTenz)

Nuclear fusion (Wikipedia)
Seabin Project (Official Site)
The Ocean Cleanup (Wikipedia)
Organisms breaking down plastic (Wikipedia)
Nanotechnology (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Cultured meat (Wikipedia)
Carbon capture (Wikipedia)
Passive house (Wikipedia)
Graphine (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Mycelium (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Artificial intelligence (Cosma)



Entrepreneurship, then, is behavior rather than personality trait. And its foundation lies in concept and theory rather than in intuition. — Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation (American Society for Engineering Education)

Technology Campaigns (Kickstarter)
Engineering Campaigns (Indiegogo)


Engineering Items (Etsy)
Engineering Gifts (Zazzle)




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

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW)
History of Technology News & Articles (IEEE Spectrum)
Engineering (World History Encyclopedia)


Engineering Online Exhibitions (Smithsonian)


General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library

DDC: 600 Technology (Library Thing)
Subject: Technology (Library Thing)

DDC: 620 Engineering (Library Thing)
Subject: Engineering (Library Thing)

Subject: Technology (Open Library)
Subject: Engineering (Open Library)

LCC: T Technology (UPenn Online Books)
LCC: TA Engineering (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: T Technology (Library of Congress)
Subject: Technology (Library of Congress)

LCC: TA Engineering (Library of Congress)
Subject: Engineering (Library of Congress)

Subject: Technology (WorldCat)
Subject: Engineering (WorldCat)




Technological literacy is the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology. — Wikipedia

Engineers and Educators Collaborate to Reach Solutions for Technological Literacy Enhancements (Arthur Winston)
Technological Literacy Counts Workshop Summary (IEEE)
Technological literacy counts: outcomes of a workshop to enhance technological literacy of K-12 students (IEEE)

Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology (National Academy of Engineering & National Science Foundation)
Technological and Engineering Literacy (American Society for Engineering Education)

Engineering is Elementary (Boston Museum of Science)
Engineering is Elementary (YouTube Channel)
National Center for Technological Literacy (Museum of Science, Boston)

TryEngineering (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSERL)

Engineering (The Franklin Institute)
Technology Quizzes (Encyclopædia Britannica)

MERLOT Engineering Community Portal
MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century (National Academy of Engineering)

Engineering Courses (edX)
Engineering Courses (MIT OpenCourseware)



CareerOneStop, YouTube Channel (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
CareerOneStop, Official Website (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
International Association of Engineers
World Federation of Engineering Organizations

American Association of Engineering Societies
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen


Technology (JSTOR)
Engineering (JSTOR)

Engineering (Nature)

IEEE Spectrum
MIT Technology Review
Popular Mechanics


Engineering and Technology (National Academies Press)


National Academy of Engineering (official Site)
National Academy of Engineering (Wikipedia)

Office of Science and Technology Policy (US White House)


Technology & Engineering (




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Innovation Creativity, Mathematics
Science Research, Discovery
Technology Invention, Intellectual Property
Commerce Entrepreneurship, Product



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