Sometimes their labors lead to dead ends, but in many cases they deliver benefits to mankind. A European company has combined strong plastic and advanced filters to produce a device that has made it possible for a person to avoid illness from drinking contaminated water.
Devices like that one have been put to use during natural disasters, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Science, according to one dictionary, is “the systematic study of the nature and behaviour of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement.” To do all of that is hard, often frustrating, work.
Scientists struggle with experiments and observations for weeks, months, or even years.
And that knowledge is useful for all sorts of things: from designing bridges, to slowing climate change, to prompting frequent hand washing during flu season.
Scientific knowledge allows us to develop new technologies, solve practical problems, and make informed decisions both individually and collectively.
Plants and Food Science is responsible for plants that grow in greenhouses.
It keeps farmers working more efficiently and irrigation systems watering large fields of crops.
Science makes everyday life easier with scientific advancements. The discovery of electricity changed people's lives forever.
Electric light benefits people every day in inventions like lamps, traffic lights, appliances and computers.