Sherwood, Robert S. Formerly, Steam Turbine Division, Worthington Corporation, Harrison, New York.
Maynard, Harold B. Formerly, Maynard Research Council, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Systematic knowledge and action, usually of industrial processes but applicable to any recurrent activity. Technology is closely related to science and to engineering. Science deals with humans' understanding of the real world about them—the inherent properties of space, matter, energy, and their interactions. Engineering is the application of objective knowledge to the creation of plans, designs, and means for achieving desired objectives. Technology deals with the tools and techniques for carrying out the plans.
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