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Science
knowledge of principles and causes; especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the quantities and function of living tissues, etc.
Technology
Originally the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the mechanical properties of matter are made useful to man in structures and machines; ABET: "The profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied with judgment to develop ways to use, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind."
Engineering
the practical application of science to commerce or industry. Generally takes the form of an artifact
Artifact
any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use.
Iterative
repeating, cyclical
Innovation
a new way of doing something; an improvement on an existing form, composition or processes
Constraint
limitation or restriction.
Trade-off
The exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to affect a compromise.
Ergonomics
Human factors engineering, an applied a science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker
Standards
something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; those morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom, or an individuals an acceptable
Inventions
a new, useful process, machine, improvement, etc., that didn't exist previously and that is recognized as the new product of some unique intuition or genius, as distinguished from ordinary mechanical skill or craftsmanship
Entrepreneur
A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Economics
financial consideration; the science that deals with the production, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of human kind
Models
an object produced or shaped by human craft.
Criteria
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something
Ethics
A system of moral principles
System
an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole
Infrastructure
the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and schools.
capital
the wealth, whether in money and property, owned employed in business by an individual, firm Corporation, etc
Society
an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole
Culture
the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group
Smelting
to fuse or melt (ore) in order to separate the metal contained; to obtain or refine (metal) in this way
Alloy
a substance composed of two or more metals, or of a metal pr metals with a nonmetal, intimately mixed, as by fusion or electro-deposition
Pragmatic
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations