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Title: Science, Technology, and Society
Url: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/class/oconnell/astr121/guide09-s04.html
Creator: O'Connell, Robert W.
Publisher: University of Virginia. Dept. of Astronomy
Description: These lecture notes cover the effects of science and technology on society and how our understanding of the basic structure and operating principles of the universe has affected human lives. Examples of beneficial technology are listed including agricultural genetics, disease control, and a case-study of the benefits of electricity. This is contrasted with technological excesses, but the irony is that without technology, fewer people would survive. Besides exploring some ethical questions and supporting technology, suggestions for science and technology policy are presented.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism -- Electricity
Social sciences -- Economic theory. Demography -- Economic theory. Demography -- Demography. Population. Vital events -- Deaths. Mortality
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Social aspects
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Social studies -- Technology and civilization
Health -- Technology
Key Concept: Physics -- Electricity
Physics -- Nuclear physics
Resource Type: Bibliographies
Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Advanced placement Students
College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Robert W. O'Connell
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
cathode ray tube
electricity
Faraday
General science
Historical Astronomy
None
nuclear
Other Sciences
science
society
Technology
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-06 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-02-21 13:31:44 (W3C-DTF)
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