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Technology as a Mode and Manifestation of Being: An Assessment of Its Applications  [PDF]
Theodore John Rivers
Advances in Historical Studies (AHS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2013.23018
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how technology’s being is revealed through its applications, which is expressive by means of the mode and manifestation of its being. The designation of technology as a mode of being refers to its nature, and the designation of technology as a manifestation of being refers to its activity as proof of technology’s being. Both mode and manifestation indicate how the being of technology is applied. Although distinguishable as two aspects of technology, both mode and manifestation are essential to revealing the essence of technology and its interplay with the world. Since human culture has a technological underpinning, the applications of technology not only reveal its metaphysics, but also indicate its importance to human culture. In addition to technology’s underlying method, these applications also pertain to the artifacts (or objects) of invention, mathematics, the consciousness of time, writing, alphabetization, science, and society.
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Omnia Sadeq
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The Impact of Integration of Instructional Systems Technology into Research and Educational Technology  [PDF]
Baharak Makki, Bahador Makki
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.32043
Abstract: This paper aims at presenting a review about instructional system technology integration in educational literature. Transitional periods of educational technology are discussed and principles of integration of instructional technology in educational technology are reviewed.
Technology and Being: A Discussion of Their Metaphysical Significance  [PDF]
Theodore John Rivers
Advances in Historical Studies (AHS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2015.41005
Abstract: This paper discusses the relationship between various metaphysical ideas associated with technology and the concept of being, notably in reference to the becoming of being, which is a description for change. And change influences technology in many ways when expressed through the mode and manifestation of its being. As a mode of being, technology is the means or manner by which we do anything. Consequently, mode is an effect of action as well as a cause for other actions yet to occur. As a manifestation of being, technology becomes the predominant way in which humanity presents itself to the world. Since we have aligned our being with technology, and have even on many occasions sublimated ourselves to it, it may be argued that our relationship with technology is simply a revelation of our desire to be.
Technology Roadmap of IGCC Industry in China  [PDF]
Yun Guo, Zhiqiang Huang, Zhiguan Zhou
Energy and Power Engineering (EPE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/epe.2015.711050
Abstract: With the increasing energy demand and environmental pressures caused by consumption of fossil fuels, the world casts their eyes on new energy, hoping to transform the existing energy structure through technological innovation to new energy field, to promote the optimization and upgrading of the world’s energy structure. The new energy in key areas of Chinese high-tech industries includes mainly nuclear power, wind power, solar power, IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle), new energy vehicles and smart grids. The present paper will carry on an in-depth study on IGCC industry technology roadmap in China. Technology roadmap is a kind of technology management tool, expressing the structure and time dimension of technical elements’ evolution with icons. It spans a wide range of applications from a single company to industry, and national and international coalition, from detailed product technology to component technology, as well as the integration of several relevant industry technologies. The roadmap is a kind of multi-layered time-dependent icon. IGCC industry has excellent environmental characteristics and benefits, which are in accordance with the principle of coordinated development between energy and environment. Based on the analysis of current situation, market demand, industry objectives and technical barriers of IGCC technology, we highlight IGCC industrial development model with Chinese characteristics, and concisely propose the major research needs and technology projects of key technology areas in IGCC industry. We highlight IGCC industrial development model with Chinese characteristics, and concisely propose the major research needs and technology projects of key technology areas in IGCC industry. Furthermore, some relevant suggestions on IGCC technology management and industry development are put forward to promote the remarkable progress in the development of IGCC industry in China and build an efficient, economical and clean sustainable energy supply system in line with the requirements of low-carbon economy.
Technology Intensity and the World Distribution of Income  [PDF]
Chu-Ping Lo, Guang-Jong Fann
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2012.22035
Abstract: This paper presents a simple model of monopolistic competition in a North-South world. The North introduces new goods that the South takes over when the goods become old. The new goods are more technology-intensive than the old goods because innovation requires more efforts than imitation. In the literature, the world distribution of income favors the country that produces a greater range of variety. However, in this model, the South’s catching up in terms of the range of variety is not a threat to the North’s status quo. It is the difference in technology intensity that determines their relative wage.
A Review of Nigerian Metallic Minerals for Technological Development  [PDF]
Umar Saidu Bamalli, Ali Moumouni, Mohammed Suleiman Chaanda
Natural Resources (NR) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2011.22011
Abstract: The metallic mineral resources of Nigeria have not been fully appraised due to lack of sufficient studies and technology. Previous works identified a number of minerals deposits which have remained largely unevaluated. Some known deposits were confirmed while new ones were identified and documented. The metallic minerals found in Nigeria include iron ore (with over 3 billion metric tonnes), ferro-alloy minerals (Manganese, vanadium, nickel, chromite, columbite, molybdenum, zircon, wolfram/tungsten tourmaline and tantalite), tin ore (cassiterite), lead/zinc, niobium, uranium ore and precious metal (Gold). Looking at the diversity of the mineral types and industrial importance of most of them and the need to exploit and process the minerals for technological development, there is need to build up capability to produce efficient unit operations of the required sizes by indigenous manufacturers.
Wikis: Promoting Collaborative Literacy through Affordable Technology in Content-Area Classrooms  [PDF]
Brianna Carney-Strahler
Creative Education (CE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2011.22011
Abstract: Educators may realize the impact technology has on students, but may be ill equipped to integrate high-tech devices into the classroom in an affordable way. Educators can capitalize on students’ experience with technology by incorporating wikis, a collaborative webpage, into classroom instruction. Studies indicate that wiki technology can greatly enhance student collaboration and build content-area literacy skills. There are several research-based applications for implementing wiki technology into content-area classrooms. However, educators must consider the effect of wikis on curricula before integrating wikis into the classroom.
The Development of Decision-Making Maps for the High-Speed Machining (HSM) of Rhyodacite (Carijó Basalt) in Milling-Based Processing Applications  [PDF]
Hélio Dorneles Etchepare, Wilson Kindlein Júnior
Modern Mechanical Engineering (MME) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/mme.2013.34025

The demand for innovative products that overcome competitive pricing and conquer market shares can be met by interdisciplinary approaches that bridge product design, engineering and technology. Ornamental and covering stones stand out among the materials in need of innovation and are commonly used in architecture and construction as coverings in urban elements, funerary art, and art and decor. In spite of the many applications of ornamental stones, products with low added value are typically observed. Although Brazil displays significant geological potential for ornamental stones, its actual market participation is as a supplier of un- or semi-processed stones. Even with the market’s visible expansion and Brazil’s increased representation in the market, the technological advances used in the final processing of stones are restricted to improve the tools used for cutting, especially the durability of diamond-coated tools, and for polishing, which, in the short-term, meets the demands for marketing, producing and distributing semi-finished products. Accordingly, a little exploited aspect of ornamental stones appears, especially for “carijó basalt” (rhyodacite), that is, the inclusion of new processing and value-adding technologies or the inclusion of non-conventional processes in the sector. The goals of this work are to study and develop HSM (high speed machining) CNC (computer numerically controlled) milling processes that are applicable to rhyodacite, specifically to determine the milling parameters that give the best results for machining time with respect to tool wear and material abrasion and to replicate the results obtained in the samples. The results show that the raw material used in the present study, because it is natural, presents significant variations in composition and hardness, which prevent specific milling parameters from being determined. However, using a post-processor specifically developed for this study, it was possible to draft a decision-making map

External Innovation Implementation Determinants and Performance Measurement: A Case Study from the Pharmaceutical Industry  [PDF]
Matthew Coates, Lydia Bals
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2013.42016

With an increasing amount of externally sourced innovations, a major success factor for innovation-dependent indus- tries such as the pharmaceutical industry is to successfully implement innovations from outside. Existing frameworks emphasize creating a strong climate for implementation by developing the learning capabilities of the organization, but there is still much to be learned about the process of implementing innovations that have been in-sourced by companies. As a research setting that is particularly innovation-driven and not well-studied yet, this study examines the key deter- minants for innovation implementation based on a case study in the pharmaceutical industry. The results of 25 expert interviews and a survey with 67 respondents led to the resulting framework and a corresponding performance meas- urement system. The results reveal the importance of supporting systems and show differences in perception of early and late Research & Development functions.

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