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Technology is the continually developing result of accumulated knowledge and application in all techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in industrial production and scientific research. Technology is embedded in the operation of all machines, with or without detailed knowledge of their function, for the intended purpose of an organization. The technologies of society consist of what is known as systems. Systems apply the intended application of a technology's accumulated knowledge by obtaining an input, altering this input for the system's intended purpose through what is known as a process, and then producing an outcome that alters the ultimate intended purpose of the system. This is also known as a technology system or technological system.

The earliest and simplest form of technology is the development of knowledge that leads to the application of basic tools towards an intended purpose. The prehistoric invention of shaped stone tools and the discovery of how to control fire and increased the sources of food that were available to human beings through the proper cooking procedures that eliminated almost all disease-causing pathogens in food sources. The event that occurred after, the Neolithic Revolution, extended the importance of this event and quadrupled the sustenance available from a usable territory through the development of farming technologies. (Full article...)

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May 3, 2022 –
Based on its preliminary findings, the European Commission accuses Apple of violating the EU's competition law by blocking its competitors from accessing the technology used for the Apple Pay service, and threatens to fine the company up to 10% of its global revenue. (BBC News)
April 4, 2022 – International sanctions during the Russo-Ukrainian War
Lithuania bans Russian IT companies from relocating to Lithuania. (LRT)
March 7, 2022 – Russo-Ukrainian War
The International Atomic Energy Agency confirms that the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology in Kharkiv, which holds a neutron generator, has been destroyed by Russian shelling. The IAEA says that no radiation release has been detected from the facility, which housed a "small inventory of radioactive material". (Bloomberg)
March 1, 2022 – Ozone depletion and climate change
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology report that smoke from the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season has damaged the ozone layer, delaying its recovery by about a decade. (The Guardian)

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