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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper examines several proposals for reducing the costs of spacecraft and other payloads and describes launch systems for implementing them. It is one of a series of products of a broad assessment of space transportation technologies undertaken by OTA at the request of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
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Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper focuses on one technological option for increasing the supply of fresh water to the Southwest-that of building a freshwater subsea pipeline to transport water from Alaska to California. Originally a suggestion by Governor Walter Hickel of Alaska, the proposal has recently attracted attention in southern California.
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Holding the Edge: Maintaining the Defense Technology Base—Vol. II, Appendices

Holding the Edge: Maintaining the Defense Technology Base—Vol. II, Appendices

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report notes that America’s defense technology base has weathered significantly, with challenges to U.S. high-Technology firms from abroad, increasing dependence on foreign and civilian sources of technology for use in military systems, and growing technological sophistication of our adversaries.
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Indian Adolescent Mental Health

Indian Adolescent Mental Health

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report reviews the mental health needs of Indian adolescents (those of American Indian and Alaska Native descent) and the services available to them. It summarizes the findings of the review, suggests options that Congress might consider, and provides an overview of other special health needs of adolescents (ages 10 to 18).
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Technologies for learning at a distance: looking to the future changing educational relationships

Technologies for learning at a distance: looking to the future changing educational relationships

Date: 1990
Creator: Patten, Larry G.
Description: This report discusses the ways to utilize technological advertisements in distance learning. It discusses the impact of technological changes in the educational environment.
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The Costs and Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening in Elderly Women

The Costs and Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening in Elderly Women

Date: February 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper examines what is known about the course of cervical cancer in elderly women; the effectiveness of the Pap test and its accuracy in this age group; the relative costs and effectiveness of different screening test schedules for elderly women; and the implications of these findings for Medicare.
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Critical Connections: Communication for the Future

Critical Connections: Communication for the Future

Date: February 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The U.S. communication infrastructure is changing rapidly as a result of technological advances, deregulation, and an economic climate that is increasingly competitive. This change is affecting the way in which information is created, processed, transmitted, and provided to individuals and institutions. The report analyzes the implications of new communication technologies for business, politics, culture, and individuals, and suggests possible strategies and options for congressional consideration.
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Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing

Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing

Date: February 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report considers ways to promote the restoration of American leadership in manufacturing technology. Some of the things that most need doing are up to industry— especially in handling people, from managers to engineers to shopfloor workers, and in forming stable, productive relationships between different segments of an industry complex. Government also has a critical role to play.
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Preventive Health Services for Medicare Beneficiaries: Policy and Research Issues

Preventive Health Services for Medicare Beneficiaries: Policy and Research Issues

Date: February 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Special Report analyzes policy and research issues raised in considering Medicare coverage of preventive services. OTA examines how decisions are currently made about coverage of specific preventive services under Medicare and lays out options for altering the process and criteria governing those decisions. The Special Report also reviews and critiques ongoing demonstration projects and summarizes the results of OTA studies of the costs and effectiveness of specific preventive services for the elderly.
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Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Policies for the 1990s: a special report of OTA's assessment on emerging agricultural technology: issues for the 1990s

Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Policies for the 1990s: a special report of OTA's assessment on emerging agricultural technology: issues for the 1990s

Date: March 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses the central issues in the debate of the 1990 Farm Bill. It was requested as part of a larger study examining emerging agricultural technologies and related issues for the 1990s by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture.
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