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Category: Science, Technology & Medicine

What do we now understand technology to mean? When we hear the term, we often think about innovations in the field of communications. Or we imagine visions of the future that are reminiscent of science fiction movies. With regard to everyday life, we automatically think about items that are powered by electricity and that, as a rule, tend to be complex. But technology doesn’t automatically have to be complicated. Simply put, we are always using technology when we use scientific knowledge to achieve a specific purpose, whether in industry or in our daily lives. From the discovery of the wheel to computers and from mp3 players to the latest technologies like self-driving cars, countless technological innovations have shaped daily life and will continue to influence it in the future.

Annie Kammerzelt, What is Technology? And Why Is It So Important For Us In Everyday Life?

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Florida Man Says “What Pandemic?” As Delta Variant Ravages State

Ian Hodgson and Rose Wong of the Tampa Bay Times reports how Florida man, Governor Ron DeSantis, is in denial despite leading the nation last week in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as the Sunshine State becomes the epicenter of the delta-driven fourth pandemic wave. The state continues to issue weekly,...

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Hospital Costs Should Be The Focus In The US Healthcare Debate

Over the past 20 years, the price of US hospital services has increased by more than 200%, compared with average inflation of 60%. Yet large hospital networks, which contribute three times more than drug prices to total US healthcare spending, have largely remained out of public and political scrutiny according to Nisarg Patel in the Financial Times....

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The Republican Pandemic of the Unvaccinated Rages On

Nearly 40% of Republicans are still hesitant about getting the Covid-19 vaccine or refuse to get it, a new Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)/Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) poll finds. Allison Durkee of Forbes crunches the numbers on the Republican pandemic of the unvaccinated. Overall 71% of poll respondents in the...

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Section 230 and The Insurrectionist, Seditious Coup Attempt At Our Nation’s Capitol

On January 6th, 2021, hundreds of rioters attacked the building in a bid to preserve Donald Trump’s hold on the presidency. As a result, Trump has been banned from virtually all major online media platforms leading to a call for the repeal of Section 230. Additionally, Wall Street and Silicon...

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) is the 84th landmark Supreme Court case, second in the Science module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The goal is greater familiarization...