between Science and Technology
Science tries to understand the natural world. Based on the
knowledge that scientists develop, the goal of engineering
is to solve practical problems through the development or
use of technologies. For example, the planning, designing,
and construction of the Central Artery Tunnel project in Boston
(commonly referred to as the "Big Dig") is a complex and technologically
challenging project that draws on knowledge of earth science,
physics, and construction and transportation technologies.
works in conjunction with science to expand our capacity to
understand the world. For example, scientists and engineers
apply scientific knowledge of light to develop lasers and
fiber optic technologies and other technologies in medical
imaging. They also apply this scientific knowledge to develop
such modern communications technologies as telephones, fax
machines, and electronic mail.
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