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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Year: 1978
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
An Analysis of the ERDA Plan and Program

An Analysis of the ERDA Plan and Program

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing a plan put forth by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). This report assesses the plan and "is intended to provide the Congress with much of the background information necessary for an effective analysis of ERDA's energy R&D programs" (p. vii).
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Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes these projects in detail: the spread of nuclear materials and weapons-making capability, cancer-testing technology and saccharin, the implications of the Carter Administration’s National Energy Plan, the trade-offs between individual rights and massive computerization of the Nation’s tax information system, ways to spur research on increasing the supply of food, the prospects of solar technology.
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Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 1

Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 1

Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reviewing "a range of solar energy systems designed to produce thermal and electrical energy directly from sunlight" and examining this technology, identifying "the circumstances under which such systems could be economically attractive" (p. iii).
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Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 2

Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 2

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The second of two reports by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) , this volume "provides detailed information about the assumptions made in these calculations and the techniques employed" (p. iii).
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Applications of R&D in the Civil Sector: The Opportunity Provided by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977

Applications of R&D in the Civil Sector: The Opportunity Provided by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977

Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the national research and development (R&D) activities with the intent of "understanding...how to maximize the beneficial impacts of our total R&D enterprise" (p. iii).
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Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies

Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "current Federal policies and current medical practices to determine whether a reasonable amount of justification should be provided before costly new medical technologies and procedures are put into general use" (quoted from Foreword).
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Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "identification of new or emerging food marketing technologies that will have significant long-range impacts on society and the U.S. food system" (p. 3?).
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Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Date: January 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing "the potential of enhanced recovery techniques for freeing more of this oil [discovered oil] from the sandstone and limestone formations in which it is trapped" (Foreward).
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An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) evaluating the efforts made to improve the safety of the nation's railroads. The report gives "a comprehensive and systematic review of railroad safety" and assists "in current and future legislative deliberations on railroad safety" (p. v").
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Government Involvement in the Innovation Process: A Contractor's Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Government Involvement in the Innovation Process: A Contractor's Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment covering "the relationship between Government action and technological innovation in the civilian sector of the U.S. economy" (p. 3).
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