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technology
1. The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes; the employment of tools, machines, materials, and processes to do work, produce goods, perform services, or to carry out other useful activities.
2. A discourse or treatise on an art or arts; the scientific study of the practical or industrial arts.
3. The terminology of a particular art or subject; technical nomenclature.
4. The study, development, and application of devices, machines, and techniques for manufacturing and productive processes.
5. In general, any use of objects by humans to do work or otherwise alter their environment.
6. When the word technology is said to have appeared first in 1615, it meant "discourse or treatise on the arts", and was borrowed from Greek technologia, "the systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique"; originally referring to grammar.

The transferred sense of "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" and "practical arts collectively", is first recorded in English in 1859.

The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart, Editor,
The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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Emerging Areas of Technology, Part 1
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Emerging Areas of Technology, Part 2, Numbers 1-10
Emerging Technology, Part 2, Parts 1-10.
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fluidics, fluidic technology
1. A technology that carries out sensing, control, information processing, and actuation functions with fluid dynamic phenomena rather than mechanical moving parts.
2. The science, or technology, of using tiny jets of a gas or a liquid rather than electronic circuits for sensing, amplifying, or controlling certain functions.
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optimus technology; NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology
1. A program that is set up to provide seamless activities between switching from integrated graphics to discrete graphics in laptop PCs while preserving battery life and performances.

NVIDIA combines an initial n (a letter usable as a pronumeral in mathematical statements) and the root of video; from Latin videre, "to see" and so it may indicate "the best visual experience"; however, this is not confirmed by any resource.

2. A program that allows people who use two portable video cards to switch from one to the other one without interrupting their work.
3. Solving the common problem of having a balance between performance and battery life; as it relates to graphics in laptops.
4. Described as a breakthrough for notebook PCs that choose a graphics processor for running a given application and automatically routing the workload to either a NVIDIA discrete GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) or Intel integrated graphics with the objective of delivering greater performance while also providing extended battery life.

NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology intelligently optimizes the notebook PC, providing the outstanding graphics performance people need and desire, when it is desired, while extending battery life for longer enjoyment.

The IGP is only being used as a simple display controller, resulting in a seamless, flicker-free experience with no need to reboot.

When less critical or less demanding applications are run, the discrete GPU is powered off and the Intel IGP handles both rendering and display calls to conserve power and provide the highest possible battery life.

Notebooks are developed in a wide variety of sizes and shapes in an effort to provide the ideal balance of battery life and performance for varied consumer needs; as a result, consumers are forced to prioritize performance or battery life, as one feature typically suffers significantly in order to accommodate the other.

With NVIDIA Optimus, it is said that users can enjoy watching a HD movie, surfing the Web, or playing top 3D games with the assurance of getting the best performance and the longest battery life.

  • Optimus technology is completely automatic allowing users to experience longer battery life and visuals without having to manually change the settings.
  • Behind the scenes and with no interference to what a person is doing, Optimus seamlessly figures is supposed to optimize the notebook computing experience.
  • NVIDIA graphics with more than ten times better performance with NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology, allows users to enjoy their applications and games without interruption.
—Compiled from information located at NVIDIA and NVIDIA Whitepaper.
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persuading technology
Technology that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion.
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pulsed power technology, PPT
A technology used to generate and to apply energetic beams and high-power energy pulses for a wide variety of applications.
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rare-earth elements, REE, critical resources for high technology
The rare-earth elements (REE) form the largest chemically coherent group in the chemical periodic table.

Although they are generally unfamiliar, the rare-earth elements are essential for many hundreds of applications.

The versatility and specificity of the rare-earth elements have given them a level of technological, environmental, and economic importance considerably greater than might have been expected from their relative obscurity.

As technological applications of rare-earth elements have multiplied over the past several decades, demand for several of the less abundant (and formerly quite obscure) REE has increased dramatically.

Some of the Applications of the Rare-Earth Elements

  • Color cathode-ray tubes and liquid-crystal displays used in computer monitors and televisions employ europium as the red phosphor and no substitute is currently known.
  • Fiber-optic telecommunication cables provide much greater bandwidth than the copper wires and cables they have largely replaced.
  • Fiber-optic cables can transmit signals over long distances because they incorporate periodically spaced lengths of erbium-doped fiber that function as laser amplifiers because it alone possesses the required optical properties.
  • Permanent magnet technology has been revolutionized by alloys containing neodymium, samarium, gadolinium, dysprosium, or praseodymium.
  • Small, lightweight, high-strength rare-earth element magnets have allowed miniaturization of numerous electrical and electronic components used in appliances, audio and video equipment, computers, automobiles, communications systems, and military gear.
  • Several rare-earth elements are essential constituents of both petroleum fluid cracking catalysts and automotive pollution-control catalytic converters.
  • Although more expensive, lanthanum-nickel-hydride batteries offer greater energy density, better charge-discharge characteristics, and fewer environmental problems when they are recycled or disposed of.
  • The rare earth elements are essential for a diverse and expanding array of high-technology applications, which constitute an important part of the industrial economy of the United States.
  • Long-term shortages or unavailability of rare-earth elements would force significant changes in many technological aspects of American life.
  • State-run Chinese firms sharply expanded production and slashed prices of rare earths in the 1990's, forcing producers in the United States (previously the world’s leading producer and exporter) and elsewhere out of the market which no doubt will change now that China has restricted its exports of rare-earth minerals.
—Compiled primarily from information located at the
U.S. Geological Survey web site.
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technology innovation
The process through which new, or improved, technologies are developed and brought into widespread use.
In the energy field, technology innovation has helped expand energy supplies through improved exploration and recovery techniques, increased efficiency of energy conversion and end-use, improved availability and quality of energy services, and reduced environmental impacts of energy extraction, conversion, and use.
— Ambuj Sagar, Harvard University
technology transfer
The broad set of processes encompassing the movement of knowledge, techniques, capital, and goods among different people.
vehicle control technology (s) (noun), vehicle control technologies (pl)
Various control systems that are intended to help avoid collisions, to prevent or to decrease injuries when auto crashes take place, and ultimately to lead to full vehicle automation: A few existing vehicle control technologies include adaptive cruise controls, antilock brakes, and electronic malfunction indicators.
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Wireless Technology
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The application of knowledge to make the performance of physical tasks easier.
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Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Edited by Christopher Morris; Academic Press, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers; New York; 1992.
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Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
James Trefil, General Editor; Routledge; New York; 2001.
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McGraw-Hill, Inc.; New York; 1992.
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metal air fuel, metal fuel cell, metal fuel technology
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