Another word for technology, Applied Science is also the name of a synthisizer band of the late 80's. Applied Science never grew in popularity beyond the North Western counties of Washington State. But they were a cool band, and LPs of&their music are still floating around. They even made a bunch of videos, one of which aired on MTV. Their sound is mix of Devo, Talking Heads, and Thomas Dolby, with their own rough flare, of course.