KIP/ASVT

Society, science and technology


3. Applications of science and technology


http://www.beyonddiscovery.org


 

Hybrid cars

Amory B. Lovins, L.Hunter Lovins: Reinventing the Wheels, http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/199501/reinventing-wheels, http://www.natcap.org/images/other/NCchapter2.pdf

 Toyota Hybrid Propulsion Prius Car, http://prius.toyota.com/

Prius: How it works

Emission standards - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emission_standard

 

 

Picture: Lifelike robot in JapanIntelligent Robotic Laboratory:

http://www.is.sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.en.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics for discussion

  1. Give an example of interesting application of S&T
  2. Describe and analyse development and impact of specific technology in some historic period (computer, typewriter, communication devices, ...)
  3. Describe and analyse role of the individual in S&T. Try to find some quotations from his/her works related to S&T, explain, why it is interesting for you.

Created by: Jiri Vacek

Last change: Oct 21, 2010