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Some are funded directly by government agencies, others by the large companies themselves, whether dealing in electronics, drugs, weapons, or any other kind of advanced technology. Toward the end of the nineteenth century the advent of “modernity” coincided with the appearance of new amazing technologies like the telephone, electrical energy distribution, radio, cars, fast turbine-driven ships, and aeroplanes. At the hospitals, novel science-based medical technologies like X-rays, electrocardiographs and new drugs were introduced, together with new concepts about the bacteriological or viral origin of many diseases.
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In this sense, institutional details such as the specific order of irrigation (from the beginning of a canal to the end, or vice versa) are part of the same technological package as the material elements of an irrigation system: the tapping of water via qanats or diversion dams, as well as the means of transport (canals), storage (tanks and reservoirs) and division (by divisors of given proportions) of water. Not only the norms governing allocation (water rights), but also practical hydraulic know-how (surveying canal routes, leveling canals, and construction of galleries and canals) and horticultural know-how (understanding the water requirements of different crops), are techniques, in that they are mechanisms of resource utilization in the same manner as physical structures.