Science and Technology

Science and Technology

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Quantified Self
The concept of the quantified self relates to how people make quantifiable records of themselves in a wide range of activities and emotional reactions. Instead of making a qualitative j...

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Neuroscience
More often than not, neuroscience is used as an umbrella term that covers various branches of biology, including physiology, anatomy and cytology. Other aspects of it include molecular ...

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Biotechnology
Although humankind has been using techniques that may be described as biotechnological for centuries, the term itself only came into common usage in the early part of the twentieth cent...

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Genetics
Genetics is the study of genes and how they impact over several generations in a variety of organisms. As such, it is a branch of biology. It was discovered in the 1800s that certain in...

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Cybernetics
Although there are many ways of describing cybernetics, it boils down to a system of thinking about various systems, how they work, their constraints and possibilities, as well as their...

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Neuroplasticity
At its most basic, neuroplasticity is a term that relates to the way in which the brain alters its physical properties based on how it is stimulated. When we gain physical skills, for e...

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Biology
One of the so-called natural sciences, biology concerns the study of two main topics. The first is life itself. This is the processes – chemical and otherwise – that all living things g...

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Chemistry
Chemistry is one of the so-called natural sciences that focusses on the interaction of certain substances, especially how they react with one another. These substances are usually eleme...

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Astronomy
Astronomy is a scientific pursuit that is focussed on the skies above our heads. All aspects of the heavens fall under the scope of astronomy, from star gazing to the study of meteors a...

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Hormones
Hormones are certain types of molecules that are found in nature that act as signallers. They are transported around a living being to change the behaviour or the physiology of an indiv...

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Quantum Physics
Also known as matrix mechanics and quantum theory, quantum physics is a branch of scientific study which focusses on nature at the sub-atomic level. As distinct from classical physics, ...

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Relativity
Sir Isaac Newton built upon the ideas of relativity that were first developed in the 1632 publication of Galileo Galilei who first coined the term with respect to what we now call physi...

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Applied Science and Technology
To explain the concept of applied science and technology, it's important to know that applied science relates to the practical applications that scientific research can be put to. For e...

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Wearable Technology
Wearables or – more accurately – wearable technologies are devices that are worn, usually in close proximity to the skin of a person. An example of wearable technology that has been aro...

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AI Artificial Intelligence
When computer programs and algorithms mimic the human ability to think, they are said to be using artificial intelligence. The 'intelligence' part of the phrase refers to the ability to...
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