THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
REGARDING SATELLITE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION Advancements in science and technology have facilitated lifestyles much more comfortably with many substantial achievements in these decades. The launch of satellites into the earth orbit for communication purpose have brought people closer together regardless of the regions where they live in. The birth of electricity was the important milestone in the history of research and development in science and technology which led to the creation of many useful electronic devices and equipment to facilitate human activities. Hence, it is no doubt that the impact of science and technology regarding satellite communication and electricity generation has been good for everyone. This positive impact will be evaluated in the aspects of the development of friendly environmental forms of transportation, the growth of rural electrification in Third World countries and the enhancement of quality of life through medicine. The useful invention of electricity generation affects positively to the health of communities in terms of the development of friendly environmental forms of transportation. Carbon dioxide emissions affect negatively the health of communities and are the main cause of greenhouse gas which leads to global climate change. Half of global carbon dioxide is emitted by the burning of fossil fuel used by transportation (cited in Järvinen, Orton and Nelson 2012). The creations of electric vehicles such as electric cars and electric trains are essential to contribute to downsizing the harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Järvinen, Orton and Nelson (2012) argued that globally, there is a long term transportation policy which shifts gradually away from using liquid fossil fuels towards using electricity. ‘Electricity as a transportation fuel is a win-win for the economy and for the environment’ (Close-Up Media 2012, p.1), electricity is cheaper about 75 percent regarding...
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