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The wheel, invented sometime before the 4th millennium BC, is one of the most ubiquitous and important technologies. This detail of the "Standard of Ur", c. 2500 BCE., displays a Sumerian chariot

Technology is the application of conceptual knowledge for achieving practical goals, especially in a reproducible way. The word technology can also mean the products resulting from such efforts, including both tangible tools such as utensils or machines, and intangible ones such as software. Technology plays a critical role in science, engineering, and everyday life.

Technological advancements have led to significant changes in society. The earliest known technology is the stone tool, used during prehistoric times, followed by the control of fire, which contributed to the growth of the human brain and the development of language during the Ice Age. The invention of the wheel in the Bronze Age allowed greater travel and the creation of more complex machines. More recent technological inventions, including the printing press, telephone, and the Internet, have lowered barriers to communication and ushered in the knowledge economy. ( Full article...)

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November 17, 2023 – APEC United States 2023
The Philippines and the United States sign a deal for the latter to export nuclear technology and materials to the former. (Reuters)
October 24, 2023 –
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China votes to remove several state council members from their positions, including defense minister Li Shangfu, finance minister Liu Kun, and science minister Wang Zhigang. (Reuters via CNA)
October 16, 2023 –
Australia's internet safety commissioner fines American technology company X Corp. for AU$610,500 ( US$385,000) for inadequately addressing child sexual abuse content on Twitter. (AFP via The Manila Times)
October 2, 2023 – 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing technology that resulted in mRNA vaccines for COVID-19. (BBC News)

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