NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology 
Grades 9-12, page 192 

Science often advances with the introduction of new technologies. Solving technological problems often results in new scientific knowledge. New technologies often extend the current levels of scientific understanding and introduce new areas of research. 

Benchmark 3A The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
Grades 9-12, page 47
Technological problems often create a demand for new scientific knowledge, and new technologies make it possible for scientists to extend their research in new ways or to undertake entirely new lines of research. The very availability of new technology itself often sparks scientific advances.