Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Theme 8: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

Theme 8: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
Explanation: Scientific research often leads to technological advances that can have positive and/or negative impacts upon society as a whole.
Clarification: You would post here examples of how technological innovations have helped advance science whil ethose technolical accomplishments may have also had either beneficial or deleterious impacts on human society.

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saad said...

MICROSCOPES: Light microscopes allowed humans to discover the cell and see it magnified. The electron microscope was able to further magnify objects so that organelles, amino acids and even twice the size of a hydrogen atom could be seen. This led to further discoveries and biological theories including the cell theory.

JacK said...

Nuclear weapons is an advancement in technology that has caused detrimental effects to society. Nuclear fission weapons gain power from nuclear fission. Heavy nuclei such as uranium or plutonium, are bombarded by neutrons and split into lighter elements, more neutrons and energy. These neutrons bombard other nuclei, causing them to split and subsequently bombard other nuclei, and keep going. This is called a nuclear chain reaction that releases extreme amounts of energy. Atom bombs are fission weapons that lead to mass destruction. This bomb was detrimental to the lives of many people in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. When two of these bombs went off August 6th and August 9th 1945, extreme radiation poisoning and total destruction and devestation spread throughout the population and enviroment in these areas.

Shannah S. said...

Biochemistry: Discovery of DNA Structure.
The discovery of the structure of DNA by J. Watson, F. Crick, and R. Franklin led to future scientific discoveries and advancements.
I.E.:
How genetic information is passed on.
DNA Comparison
DNA testing for inherited diseases and disorders
Human Genome Project
ETC.