Who Foots the Bill?

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Scientific and Technological advancement has developed in more ways than one. The development of tools, transport system, use of technology and daily mechanical use, has make working easier and in so doing has also changed the ways of governing. Before understanding the importance of science and technology, it is important for us to understand that science and technology are closely associated with our lives. They are closely linked aspects of society and the studies and developments in both of sciences and technology are essential for the overall progress of society. There is no doubt that scientific advances depend not only on new ideas, conceptual leaps and paradigm shifts, but also to a large extent on technological advances that make these steps possible. The discovery of the green fluorescent protein, increasingly sophisticated microscopes, and the development of in vitro assays that faithfully reproduce cellular functions are just a few examples of technical advances that have spurred on many areas of cell biology. Technologies that are easily adapted to simple and affordable everyday use in the laboratory have certainly changed the speed of scientific progress. The polymerase chain reaction technology, for example — the simple elegance of which made many of us regret not having thought of it ourselves has quickly evolved to the point where polymerase chain reaction machines are part of the standard laboratory equipment without which many experiments would be immensely time-consuming or simply not possible. The importance of access to technological know-how is also reflected in the job market. Researchers who can bring new techniques to an institute are well sought after, just as the availability of

techniques and service facilities makes a research institute more attractive to scientists.

When it comes to science and technology, we cannot forget the automobile and the automobiles and transport industries that have grown tremendously on...
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