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May 15th, 2018 by: Helga NowotnyJohan Schot

It could be otherwise: social progress, technology and the social sciences

Technology’s Stories, vol. 6, no. 2 –  DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.05 PDF: NowotnySchot_It Could Be Otherwise The idea of social progress and the origins of modern science and technology are inextricably intertwined. Indeed, it was this idea that kept the entire enterprise of modern science and technology going. Reinforced by the actual scientific and technological practices, this…

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March 12th, 2018 by: John Krige

Representing the Life of an Outstanding Chinese Aeronautical Engineer: A Transnational Perspective

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.04 PDF: Krige_Representing a Life In 1955 a brilliant young engineer who had left China in the 1930s returned home to put his knowledge at the service Mao’s new revolutionary regime.  Qian Xuesen (better known in the West as Hsue-Shen Tsien) graduated from Jiao Tong University in…

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March 12th, 2018 by: Youjung Shin

Hangul and the “Spring” of Artificial Intelligence Research in South Korea

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.03 PDF: Shin_Hangul Artificial intelligence practitioners and commentators have regarded the late 1980s and early 1990s as an “Artificial Intelligence Winter” for the US, Europe, and Japan. However, this was a very prosperous period for South Korean researchers studying the brain, the computer, and artificial intelligence. As…

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December 4th, 2017 by: Anto Mohsin

National Electricity Day: From “Electricity-Minded” Nation to “My Idea for PLN”

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.12.04.04 PDF: Mohsin_National Electricity Day On 27 October 1960 President Sukarno delivered a speech commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the National Electricity and Gas Day in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta. At a time when Indonesia was still a young nation and only a handful of urban areas had…

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August 27th, 2017 by: Nathan Kapoor

Batteries Not Included

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.08.27.01 PDF: Kapoor_Batteries Not Included In 1881, Professor Silvanus Thompson, a physics lecturer at the University of Bristol applauded the development of accumulators (secondary batteries) and suggested that they offered a gateway to the future of railway transportation, demolition, telephony, wind/water power utilization, and lighting.[1] For Thompson,…

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August 27th, 2017 by: Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

When Oil Was Modern

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.08.27.02 PDF: McIntyre_When Oil Was Modern President Trump’s June 2017 decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has once again placed oil and fossil fuels in the political crosshairs.[1] A recent article in MIT’s Technology Review describes oil companies as a hindrance – representatives of a…

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