Science

SummaryScience is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences.

Science is based on research, which is commonly conducted in academic and research institutions as well as in government agencies and companies. The practical impact of scientific research has led to the emergence of science policies that seek to influence the scientific enterprise by prioritizing the development of commercial products, armaments, health care, and environmental protection.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence started as an academic subject and has become a very common topic among everyone. So much so that it is not just a remote possibility in the future anymore. We are currently using artificial intelligence in every way possible. This article will look into what encompasses artificial intelligence and whether it is here to stay. WHAT IS AI? Artificial intelligence (AI) or machine intelligence is the ability of a machine or a computer to perform tasks that need human intelligence. In simple words, they are machines that showcase intelligence. When we think of artificial intelligence, we immediately think of computer-controlled robots. But robotics is only a sub-field in the vast subject of artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence works on the principle that...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Sound Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Sound Energy

Sound is everywhere around us. And there have been possibilities of harnessing sound energy. But unfortunately, no major breakthroughs. This article looks at the characteristics of sound and sound energy along with the advantages and disadvantages of the same. WHAT IS IT? Scientifically, sound is defined as the mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (such as air) and is the objective cause of hearing. It is essentially a vibration causing an acoustic wave. In simple words, one can say that it is something that one perceives with their sense of hearing. Unlike light, sound cannot travel in a vacuum and always travels through a medium such as water, air, glass, etc. Sound energy is a form of energy that moves through any object ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wave Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wave Energy

We are all trying to be more conscious of our choices and looking towards alternative energy or renewable energy sources. Renewable energy like solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, etc. are commonly used. But when we think of ocean waves as a source of energy, there is not much we know about. So here is a look at the potential of wave energy as well as the challenges it may face. WHAT IS WAVE ENERGY? Wave energy or ocean energy or sea wave energy is the process of capturing energy from ocean or sea waves. In other words, it is power harnessed from waves. And this can be utilized for a number of different things. For example, generation of electricity, desalination of water, pumping water into reservoirs, etc. It is an untapped form of renewable energy that shows a lot of potential. Though it ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants

Every aspect of our lives run on energy. Energy that we harness from our surroundings. And with the increase in our dependency on these energy resources, the conversation has shifted towards greener alternatives and sustainable resources - especially due to climate change. Are conventional energy sources going to take a backseat now? Let us look at one of the many conventional energy generation sources - thermal power plants. This article will discuss its workings as well as the advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS IT? A thermal power plant or station is an electrical facility that uses any source of thermal (heat) energy and converts it into electric energy. Thermal energy is basically harnessing heat and converting it into electricity generation. And a thermal power plant uses steam i...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Space Exploration
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Space Exploration

Outer space has been a subject of equal measure of elusiveness and excitement for human beings. We were all taught about the Earth and its surrounding atmosphere in our science lessons. And the information that we have acquired about everything beyond our sight could not have been possible without space explorations. So here is a look at some benefits of space exploration and some challenges faced in the process. WHAT IS SPACE EXPLORATION? Space exploration is a type of investigation of the cosmos beyond our Earth. This is using the assistance of certain instruments, for instance, a satellite, spacecraft, telescope, or launch vehicles. That is to say that space exploration is simply the use of technology to study outer space. We have an illustrious history of studying space and celestial...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research

Healthcare has come a long way. The way that diseases are treated now is very, very different from the way that they have been treated hundreds of years ago. Moreover, the kind of diseases that existed has also changed. Various diseases have been eradicated, cured, or made less harmful. All of this has happened by combining various types of medicinal fields. These fields also keep on evolving each and every day. The latest in the field of medicines is stem cell research. Just like other forms of medicine, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. So let us look into it. WHAT IS STEM CELL RESEARCH? As is evident from its name, stem cell research refers to the scientific study of stem cells. It studies the properties of stem cells and their potential use in medicine. In other words, ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Science Exhibitions
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Science Exhibitions

The world is currently being shaped by science and technology in every aspect of our lives. And there is no exception when it comes to the field of education, especially science education. Scientific education has acted as an important facilitator to enable students and people to face numerous global challenges like climate change, pollution, poverty, hunger, etc. A great way of involving bright young minds into the field of science education is through their participation in science exhibitions. So let us look at the benefits and the drawbacks of science exhibitions. WHAT IS A SCIENCE EXHIBITION? Science exhibition, also known as a science fair, is an event conducted by an educational institution or organization to allow students to present their respective science projects. These exhib...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Living on an Island
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Living on an Island

Living on an island might seem magical but like any other place it has its benefits and challenges. Let us look at the pros and cons of living on an island. WHAT IS AN ISLAND? An island can be defined as a body of land surrounded by water. They have different names based on their size or characteristics. For instance, islands in a river or a lake are called eyots or aits, very tiny islands are called islets or cays among other things, and small islands off the coast can be called holms. Some islands are huge like Greenland which is the largest island in the world with an area of 836,000 square miles. On the other hand, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest island in the world is Bishop Rock situated in Britain. So, each island greatly varies in size, shape, climat...