techno-, techn-, tect-, -technic[s], -technique, -technology, -technical, -technically
(Greek: art, skill, craft; techne, art, skill, craft; tekton, "builder")
The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.
2. The use of technological devices and principles in agriculture to imporve crop production.
2. The branch of technology concerned with modern forms of industrial production utilizing living organisms, especially micro-organisms, and their biological processes; including such ancient endeavors as the use of yeast in preparing bread for baking, and such modern concepts as genetic engineering.
3. The application of technology to biological processes for industrial, agricultural, and medical purposes.
Examples include bacteria; such as, Penicillium and Streptomycin are used to produce antibiotics and fermenting yeasts produce alcohol in beer and wine manufacture.
Genetic engineering now enables the large-scale production of hormones, blood serum proteins, and other medically important products.
Genetic modification of farm crops offers improved protection against pests, or products with novel characteristics; such as, new flavors, colors, or extended storage properties.
2. The application of scientific methods and engineering principles to civil engineering problems through acquiring, interpreting, and using knowledge of materials of the crust of the earth.
3. Research that leads to increasing the habitability of the earth.
2. The technique or mode of application of medical science.
See the following links for information about some of the latest important technological applications that are having a global impact on societies everywhere: IF (Information Technology) or Emerging Areas of Technology, Biometrics: Index, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), nanotechnology, RFID (radio frequency identification), robotics, WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), and Wireless Communications.