New technologies were developed, including sewage systems, electricity, light bulbs, electric motors, railroads, automobiles, and airplanes. These technological advances led to significant developments in medicine, chemistry, physics, and engineering. They were accompanied by consequential social change, with the introduction of skyscrapers accompanied by rapid urbanization. Communication improved with the invention of the telegraph, the telephone, the radio, and television. Though mechanical technology is simple, it has allowed for extremely important advancements in the human experience.
- If you have a look at a circuit board with dozens of apparently random pathways mixed in with various components, you know how complex electronics can be.
- We think of electronic technology as the many electronic devices, known as electronics, used in our modern world, such as tablets, laptops, and phones, all with internal computers that run on electricity.
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- The average was skewed upwards by patents related to the pharmaceutical industry, chemistry, and electronics.
Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products, known as pollution, and deplete natural resources, to the detriment of …