- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The application of science to material and social resources in order to create instruments and processes that satisfy human desires and extend human capability.

Longer explanation

Technology has been around as long as humankind. And while the 50GB MP4 player that you can wear like a charm on a necklace might seem a bit ...

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