Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded/Technology

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Contents

Technology (750 articles)[edit]

Agriculture (34 articles)[edit]

Biotechnology (6 articles)[edit]

Computing and information technology (72 articles)[edit]

For topics in theoretical computer science, see Mathematics: Discrete mathematics

Basics (8 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Computing (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article Information technology
  3. B-Class article Abacus (Level 3)
  4. B-Class article Calculator
  5. C-Class article Computer security
    1. C-Class article Computer virus
  6. Start-Class article Data
    1. Start-Class article Data transmission

Computer science (5 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Computer science (Level 3)
  2. B-Class article Artificial intelligence (Level 3)
  3. C-Class article Computer architecture
  4. Start-Class article Computer simulation
  5. Featured article Parallel computing

Computer hardware (10 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Delisted good article Computer (Level 2)
  2. C-Class article Booting
  3. C-Class article Former featured article Central processing unit
  4. B-Class article ENIAC
  5. C-Class article Motherboard

User interface (5 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article User interface
  2. B-Class article Computer keyboard
  3. Start-Class article Computer monitor
  4. B-Class article Mouse (computing)
  5. C-Class article Touchscreen

Computer software (13 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Software
  2. C-Class article Database
  3. Start-Class article Open-source software
  4. C-Class article Spreadsheet
  5. C-Class article Web browser
  6. B-Class article Word processor

Operating systems (6 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Operating system
  2. B-Class article Delisted good article Linux
  3. B-Class article Mac OS
  4. B-Class article Delisted good article Microsoft Windows
  5. B-Class article MS-DOS
  6. B-Class article Unix

Cryptography (4 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Former featured article Cryptography (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article Authentication
  3. Start-Class article Encryption
  4. C-Class article Password

Data storage (10 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Computer file
    1. C-Class article File system
  2. C-Class article Data storage device
  3. B-Class article Hard disk drive
  4. Start-Class article Magnetic tape
  5. Start-Class article Memory card
  6. C-Class article Optical disc
  7. C-Class article Random-access memory
    1. C-Class article Dynamic random-access memory
  8. C-Class article Read-only memory

Networks (12 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Computer network
  2. C-Class article Email
  3. C-Class article Ethernet
  4. C-Class article Router
  5. C-Class article Wi-Fi

Internet (7 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Internet (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article HTML
  3. C-Class article Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  4. B-Class article Internet protocol suite
  5. C-Class article Web search engine
  6. C-Class article Website
  7. C-Class article Former featured article World Wide Web

Programming (12 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Computer programming
  2. C-Class article Character encoding
  3. C-Class article Compiler
  4. C-Class article Delisted good article Programming language
    1. B-Class article Assembly language
    2. C-Class article Former featured article C
    3. C-Class article Former featured article Java (programming language)
    4. B-Class article JavaScript
  5. C-Class article Programming paradigm
    1. C-Class article Delisted good article Functional programming
    2. Start-Class article Structured programming
      1. C-Class article Object-oriented programming

Electronics (36 articles)[edit]

Engineering (15 articles)[edit]

Industry (100 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Factory (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Assembly line
    2. C-Class article Automation
    3. B-Class article Industrial robot
    4. C-Class article Interchangeable parts
    5. C-Class article Mass production
    6. C-Class article Mechanization
  2. C-Class article Standardization
  3. C-Class article Waste
    1. B-Class article Landfill
    2. B-Class article Recycling
    3. B-Class article Waste management

Energy and fuel (34 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Fire (Level 2)
    1. C-Class article Candle
    2. C-Class article Charcoal
  2. B-Class article Fossil fuel (Level 3)
    1. B-Class article Coal (Level 3)
    2. B-Class article Gasoline (Level 3)
    3. B-Class article Kerosene
    4. B-Class article Natural gas (Level 3)
    5. B-Class article Petroleum (Level 3)
  3. B-Class article Incandescent light bulb (Level 3)
  4. B-Class article Nuclear power (Level 3)
  5. C-Class article Oil refinery
  6. C-Class article Oil well
  7. B-Class article Renewable energy (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Geothermal electricity
    2. B-Class article Hydroelectricity
    3. C-Class article Hydropower (Level 3)
    4. Good article Solar energy (Level 3)
    5. Good article Solar power
      1. B-Class article Delisted good article Solar cell
    6. C-Class article Watermill
    7. Good article Wind power (Level 3)
    8. B-Class article Delisted good article Windmill

Electricity generation and distribution (11 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Electricity generation
  2. C-Class article Electric power transmission
  3. Start-Class article Electric power distribution
  4. B-Class article Cooling tower
  5. Start-Class article Electrical grid
  6. B-Class article Electrification
  7. Start-Class article Power station
  8. C-Class article Turbine
    1. C-Class article Gas turbine
    2. C-Class article Steam turbine
    3. C-Class article Wind turbine

Food, water and health (18 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Bleach
  2. B-Class article Desalination
  3. Start-Class article Detergent
  4. Start-Class article Laundry
  5. B-Class article Pasteurization (Level 3)
  6. B-Class article Refrigeration (Level 3)
  7. B-Class article Sanitation (Level 3)
    1. Start-Class article Sanitary sewer
    2. B-Class article Sewage treatment
    3. B-Class article Water purification
  8. B-Class article Soap
  9. C-Class article Water supply network
    1. Start-Class article Aqueduct
    2. C-Class article Plumbing
    3. C-Class article Qanat
    4. Start-Class article Pumping station
    5. Start-Class article Water tower
    6. Start-Class article Water well

Material and chemical (19 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Abrasive
  2. C-Class article Adhesive
  3. C-Class article Ceramic
  4. C-Class article Chemical plant
  5. C-Class article Composite material
  6. B-Class article Explosive material (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Dynamite
    2. C-Class article Fireworks
  7. B-Class article Former featured article Glass (Level 3)
  8. B-Class article Natural rubber (Level 3)
  9. B-Class article Paper (Level 3)
  10. C-Class article Papyrus
  11. Start-Class article Petrochemical
  12. B-Class article Plastic (Level 3)
  13. C-Class article Pottery (Level 3)
    1. B-Class article Porcelain
  14. B-Class article Delisted good article Wood (Level 3)
  15. B-Class article Woodworking
    1. C-Class article Carpentry

Metallurgy (19 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Metallurgy (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Smelting
  2. B-Class article Metalworking
    1. Good article Die casting
    2. B-Class article Extrusion
    3. B-Class article Forging
    4. C-Class article Heat treating
    5. C-Class article Laser cutting
    6. C-Class article Rolling
    7. C-Class article Soldering
    8. Start-Class article Steelmaking
    9. Featured article Welding
  3. Start-Class article Ore

Specific alloys (6 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Brass
  2. B-Class article Bronze (Level 3)
  3. Start-Class article Cast iron
  4. Good article Steel (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Stainless steel
  5. C-Class article Wrought iron

Infrastructure (72 articles)[edit]

See also Arts: Architecture

Basics (2 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Building
  2. C-Class article Infrastructure (Level 3)

Building materials (7 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Brick
  2. B-Class article Cement
  3. B-Class article Concrete
  4. C-Class article Lumber
  5. Start-Class article Masonry (Level 3)
  6. Start-Class article Quarry
  7. C-Class article Scaffolding

Infrastructure by type (59 articles)[edit]

Architectural elements (15 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Arch (Level 3)
  2. Start-Class article Ceiling
  3. Start-Class article Column
  4. B-Class article Dome
  5. B-Class article Door
  6. C-Class article Elevator
  7. Start-Class article Facade
  8. Start-Class article Floor
  9. Start-Class article Foundation
  10. C-Class article Lighting
  11. Start-Class article Roof
  12. Start-Class article Room
  13. C-Class article Stairs
  14. C-Class article Wall
  15. C-Class article Window

Coastal infrastructure (4 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Harbor
  2. B-Class article Lighthouse
  3. Start-Class article Pier
  4. Start-Class article Port

Commercial buildings (2 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Office
  2. C-Class article Warehouse

Residential buildings and housing units (11 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Apartment
  2. C-Class article House (Level 2)
  3. Start-Class article Hut
  4. B-Class article Igloo
  5. C-Class article Pagoda
  6. Start-Class article Palace
  7. B-Class article Pyramid
  8. B-Class article Skyscraper
  9. Start-Class article Tower (Level 3)
  10. C-Class article Tower block
  11. C-Class article Villa

Rooms and spaces (6 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Bathroom
  2. Start-Class article Bedroom
  3. Start-Class article Dining room
  4. Start-Class article Garage
  5. B-Class article Delisted good article Kitchen
  6. Start-Class article Living room

Portable buildings and shelters (2 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Tent
  2. Start-Class article Yurt

Other components (2 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Electrical wiring
  2. C-Class article HVAC

Hydraulic infrastructure (10 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Drainage
  2. B-Class article Dam (Level 3)
    1. C-Class article Aswan Dam
    2. Featured article Hoover Dam
    3. C-Class article Itaipu Dam
    4. Good article Three Gorges Dam
  3. C-Class article Flood control
    1. C-Class article Flood control in the Netherlands
  4. Start-Class article Levee
  5. C-Class article Reservoir

Transport infrastructure (7 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Bridge (Level 3)
    1. Start-Class article Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
    2. B-Class article Brooklyn Bridge
    3. B-Class article Golden Gate Bridge
    4. B-Class article London Bridge
  2. C-Class article Tunnel
    1. B-Class article Channel Tunnel

Machinery and tools (94 articles)[edit]

Media and communication (36 articles)[edit]

See also Arts: Literature; Society: Mass media; and Technology: Computing and information technology

Medical technology (15 articles)[edit]

Military technology (67 articles)[edit]

Navigation and timekeeping (23 articles)[edit]

Optical technology (28 articles)[edit]

Space (37 articles)[edit]

Textiles (27 articles)[edit]

Transportation (89 articles)[edit]