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Science is a Boon: Is Life Without Science Possible?

We are all knowingly or unknowingly using science in our day-to-day life. You can see the use of science in each and every aspect of life. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, science is benefiting you in every way. Science is one of the greatest blessings to mankind. It has been playing a major role in improving our quality of life. Science is the basic concept behind most of our daily applications. Life is unimaginable without science because science is involved even in our regular activities such as cooking, driving, breathing, eating, and so on. Science is an important subject today as science holds our lives together. It deals with everything from your digital alarm clock to the clean drinking water that you get in your home. In the present scenario, technology has made a lot of advancements in our life. Technology is nothing but applied science.

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Science has given rise to the life that we are living today. A world without science would be unimaginable. Here are a few facts that show us how science is involved in our day-to-day activities.


1. Science Has Made Travelling Quicker:



The transportation that we are using now would not be possible without science. The Aeroplane goes from one place to another in a moment. Before the invention of the Aeroplane, it was very difficult to travel far. The auto-rickshaws, buses, cars, and bikes are all applications of science, and they are helping us reach our destination in the shortest period. Metro trains have further elaborated the transport system and have become the quickest means of transport inside the city.


2. Science Has Made Communication Faster:



Earlier it was really difficult to communicate with one another as it was mandatory to visit one another to communicate. But these days a cell phone is everything you need for communicating with your family and friends. You are just a phone call or a text message away from your people. Email and fax have further improved the communication of information and important documents. And all this is because of science.


3. The PCs or Laptops We Use Today are a Gift of Science:



Computers have proved very beneficial to the modern man. Laptops and PCs have expanded the powers of humans to a great extent. Today, computers are being used to perform the most crucial operations such as weather forecast, guiding a spacecraft to the moon, diagnosing diseases, designing architecture, performing calculations, and operating machines. In fact, a computer is capable of doing all the works for a man.


4. Science Has Brought About Improvements in Medical Treatment:



The preparation of medicines is entirely dependent on the usage of science. Chemistry - a branch of science is the base for the manufacture of all medical drugs. Science has made it possible for us to invent new medical tools and equipment such as MRI and CT scanning machines, ECG scanning machines, dental equipment, oximeters, nebulizers, wheelchairs, and stretchers. The X-ray machines and ultrasound scanners have the power to diagnose any organ inside the human body.


5. Science Has Made Water Safe for Us to Drink:



Coagulation and Flocculation are the scientific steps that are followed before water reaches our taps. In addition to that, disinfectants such as chlorine are added to water to kill any remaining parasites, bacteria, and viruses which might be present in the water. After reaching our home, we pass the water through water purifiers to further clean the water and make it fit for drinking. Advancements in science have led to the invention of new technologies like RO and UV filtration. All this would never be possible without the use of science.


6. Science Has Brought to us The Era of Internet:



The Internet has played an important role in making our lives easier and enhancing the quality of our life. Through Internet, we can access information, connect, communicate, and share information. Online shopping has improved our shopping experience to a great extent. Internet is a good source of entertainment as well. Internet banking and payment gateways have also made our lives much easier and hassle-free. Almost everything is possible with the help of the internet.


7. Electricity! The Most Important Part:



Without electricity, people would not have enjoyed the luxuries of life such as coolers and air conditioners that keep us cool during summer, refrigerators to keep our food fresh, room heaters to keep us warm during winter, geysers, fans, and lights. Nights are not dark anymore; lights illuminate our house. Electricity is used for heating, cooling, cooking, computing, lighting, operating machines and appliances, and various other purposes. The microwave oven, washing machine, mixer, grinder, toaster, dishwasher, etc. use electricity to perform their function. All this is possible only by the application of science.


8. Breathing Involves Science:



The most important aspect of life is respiration. The inhalation of oxygen-rich air and exhalation of carbon dioxide gas involves the moment of air into and out of the lungs. This process is known as respiration. Science explains the entire respiration process significantly. There is biology (a branch of science) behind the breathing process.


9. Science Has Brought About Advancements in the Construction Field:



There is a lot of difference in the design and elevation of buildings these days as compared to the old ones. Science has accomplished the use of modern machinery in construction works such as the new bulldozers, excavators, loaders, motor graders, trenchers, and backhoes. Science has also brought about the use of modern construction materials such as durable concrete, high-performance concrete, self-compacting concrete, high volume fly ash concrete, condensed silica fume, self-healing materials, and so on that facilitate the construction of well-planned buildings.


10. Science Has its Impact on Photography:



Photography can depict things and details that the human eye is incapable of capturing. Photography is being used by both scientists and artists to organize, classify, and present phenomenon for ages. Photography is related to science because it deals with light. Light is made up of tiny packets of energy called Photons. Nowadays, it is so easy to click pictures as a camera is present even on our small mobile phones.


11. Smart Devices Make Our Life Really Smart:



Science and technology have led to the making of smart devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, smart lights, smart fans, and many more smart devices. These smart devices allow you to access almost everything without moving from your place. You need not move away from your place to switch on/off your lights or fans. You can also switch on/off your devices by accessing them even when you are far away from your house or count the number of steps or calories burnt in a day within a fraction of seconds.


12. Science Has Made Way for modern Agriculture:



Modern agriculture is an evolving approach with advancements in farming practices to massively increase the amount of food available to feed the world. Modern agriculture is driven by science-based technologies and continuous improvement in farming pattern. Modern science has helped us in developing high yield varieties of rice, wheat, and varieties of fruits and vegetables through the use of modern machinery. New fertilizers, pesticides, pest control, seeding, weeding, and irrigation techniques have drastically increased the amount of food that can be harvested from fields.


13. Hybrid Agriculture – A Miracle:



Modern Science has introduced a new type of agriculture called Hybrid Agriculture. Hybrids improve the characteristics of resulting plants and give a better yield, improved colour, and disease resistance to the plants. A hybrid seed is produced by cross-pollinating plants. a common example of hybrid plants is sweet corn - it is a cross-pollination between a True Lemon tree and a Mandarin Orange tree. A hybrid crop is a result of two different varieties of plants that are cross-pollinated to create an offspring that contains the best traits of both of its parents.


14. Disaster Reduction Through Satellites:



A satellite is an object in space that orbits around the earth. Satellites in the earth’s atmosphere can forecast tidal changes in the sea before it happens. Satellites can also forecast climatic changes, weather reports, and cyclones. These forecasts help us to know the upcoming disasters in advance so that we can take precautionary measures to prevent them; thus reducing the disasters likely to take place.


Conclusion


The human race has been using science ever since the stone age. There are more fascinating applications and facts about science. The era of science and technology is meant to see a lot of advancements in the years to come. It is going to drastically change our way of living and our daily routines. Without science, there is no electricity, no entertainment, no transport, and communication facilities, and ultimately no growth. It is very important to understand the vast uses of science so that we can apply it in our regular lifestyle to make our lives easier.


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