Applied science refers to the application of knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields in order to solve problems. The applied sciences are important in the development of technology, and an applied scientist is one who takes the work of a pure scientist and puts it to practical use. The applied sciences include agronomy, engineering, and military science.
Academy of Applied Science
Incorporated as a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization, the Academy of Applied Science was organized for the purpose of promoting creativity, invention and scientific achievement. Its programs for students, and professional development for teachers, are described here, along with its affiliates and sponsors.
Access Research Network
ARN is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information on science, technology and society, focusing on controversial topics such as genetic engineering, euthanasia, computer technology, environmental issues, creation and evolution, fetal tissue research, AIDS, and other such issues. Resources include an alphabetical author index, a discussion of molecular machines, and an online discussion forum.
History of Science Society
The History of Science Society is an academic organization dedicated to studying the history of science. The site has information on the society's annual meeting and its publications. You can also find information on the prizes awarded by the society here.
Microsoft Live Labs
Microsoft Live Labs is a section of the company that encourages technological innovation by bringing together scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others. Live Labs's current projects include tools to stay informed about political news, Photosynth (which combines large amounts of photos into single sections) and more. Live Labs also provides some of its tools available for use for anybody interested in experimenting with them.
Science and Technology Kids
This is a free resource for children, intended to teach appreciation and knowledge about the world of science and technology. A variety of topics geared to children are presented, and older articles are available in the archives, along with a blog, photographs, and other resources.
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