There exist a difference between science, technology and engineering but this
difference has never been cleared to some people. These are some confusing and
interchangeable words for them from the day first. Let us see what exactly is
the difference among these words and how to use them in the right place.
Science is a systematic knowledge of the things that are physical have some mass
and can occupy some space. The things must belong to the material world. This
knowledge is always gathered through keen observations and different
experiments. If the experiments prove some aspects repeatedly then they are
assign a higher rank in the field of science such theorie and laws.
Technology is not often a special product of science. It is due to the fact that
they must satisfy the needs for the people demands. The needs might be in the
form of safety, durability, usage, safety factors to name a few.
Engineering is related to both technology and science. Let me explain.
Engineering typically the process in which the result is kept in mind while
designing and is making of certain tool. In engineering the result obtained from
science and technology are being utilized to develop certain systems for the
benefits of the humanity.
The progress in the field of technology might have been influenced by many
fields of knowledge that were in use. It may include scientific knowledge,
engineering strategies, math solving techniques, even cultural and historical
aspects to gain a few or many useable consequences.
The progress in technology is usually a result of the scientific and engineering
knowledge. However technology becomes at the first place when it comes to our
own (human) activities. For instance, in science we study that electrons flow in
the electric conductor wires which is already known as a scientific fact. This
is a new discovered fact an it can be utilized by different engineers to develop
new machines for example calculators, cars, chips and many other tools of the
modern technology. So we can say without hesitations that engineers and
scientists can be considered as technological experts or simply as
However this is not that simple because the relationship between technology and
science have been many times came under hot discussions where the experts
debated over it for long time. The experts were not only scientists rather they
were from many other fields of life such as historians, policymakers. This was
due to the fact that in world war II this issue was directly related to the
allotment of funds to the experts and everyone was proving themselves to be the
right person to be entitled with some particular title.
During World War two in the united states of America it was believed that the
technology was just applied sciences and that funding the basic science was to
get more and more of technological results in the right time because in war your
time can be your enemy as well. The lesser the time the more you can get
benefits or get destroyed.