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technology

the application of scientific principles and know-how in the development and operation of industrial processes, systems and products. See AUTOMATION, NUMERICAL CONTROL, ROBOT, COMPUTER, PRODUCTION LINE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING, NEW-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

technology

the application of scientific and technical knowledge in order to improve products and production processes. See TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESSIVENESS, PRODUCTIVITY.
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The first challenge lies in a gap in timing between technologies that the S & T labs are working on and the point at which requirements get sufficiently defined to articulate a need.
In this article, modern technology refers to technologies which have been developed during and after the Industrial Revolution mostly in the West and which have now spread all over the world.
The Agenda 2020 partnership with government is enabling the industry to significantly leverage the industry's limited RD & D funds for technologies such as biotechnologies, modeling, computing, separation technologies, nano-technology and many others.
Disruptive technologies eliminate steps in both acute and chronic care--think of cardiac drug eluting stents replacing cardiac bypass surgeries; "curing" obesity with gastric bypass surgery or HPV (human papilloma virus) detection replacing Pap smears for cervical cancer detection.
A private (or corporate) network, such as a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN), is the foundation for many technologies on the top 10 list, such as e-mail, remote access, document management and intranets.
Sophisticated technologies such as advanced materials, microelectronics, optoelectronics, and software have become critical to superior performance in many products.
Generally, such technologies are designed to perform specific orthotic or prosthetic functions, though they are not prostheses or orthotics in the traditional sense.
A convergence of technologies and events is leveling the playing field, and "it is open to more people in more places on more days than anything like it ever before.
As schools strive to excel in the "Information Age," they need leaders who are versed in the potential and pitfalls of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for our nation's students.
Guidance in using new technologies to improve teaching and learning, with online tools, products and tested examples
Under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research and the National Library of Medicine, ECRI, a non-profit agency that assesses and evaluates health care technologies for hospitals, health care organizations, and the government, has constructed a database of the world's literature on technology assessment.
Characteristically, mass transportation systems have yet to incorporate modern technologies into the design of these systems to assure total access to people with disabilities, due in part to attitudes toward people with disabilities as well as lack of awareness of technology or cost factors involved in modifying transportation systems.

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