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Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater, part B management

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater, part B management

Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the assessment of agrichemicals in ground water in the United States in the late 1970's. A series of recommendations are offered in this report to help solve the problems.
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Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the agricultural practices that are contributing to the contamination of groundwater, how to develop alternative practices, it outlines major components of the water quality issues, and describes the integrating and coordinating activities of the respective federal agencies.
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Technologies underlying weapons of mass destruction

Technologies underlying weapons of mass destruction

Date: 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the level of technology required to produce weapons of mass destruction, the material required, and the export controls.
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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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Biotechnology in a global economy: Biotechnology developments in Asia - A financial prespective

Biotechnology in a global economy: Biotechnology developments in Asia - A financial prespective

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the biotechnology development, government, research institutes and industry and finance in the following countries: Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan.
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Study of international clearing and settlement

Study of international clearing and settlement

Date: September 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report market that have institutions, usually refered to as "clearing house", which handle both the clearing and some aspects of the settlement processes.
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Health care technology and its assessment in eight countries

Health care technology and its assessment in eight countries

Date: February 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report is a part of a larger study on International Differences in Health Care Technology and Spending. It discusses health care technology as a policy issue, healthcare technology in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States, as well as the lessons from the eight countries.
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Other approaches to civil-military integration: background paper: the Chinese and Japanese arms industries

Other approaches to civil-military integration: background paper: the Chinese and Japanese arms industries

Date: 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report is divided into two sections, one of the PRC and one on Japan. Each section describes the structure and management of the respective defense industrial base and then compares it with its U.S. counterpart. The paper then assesses the degree to which lesson from the PRC and Japanese cases can be applied to the U.S. defense technology and industrial base (DTIB).
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International neurotoxicology research: current activities and future directions: a report

International neurotoxicology research: current activities and future directions: a report

Date: 1991
Creator: Annau, Zoltan
Description: This report reviews international research activities in the field of neurotoxicology that will provide a broad overview of research dealing with neurotoxic chemicals that may represent a health hazard to human population.
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Biotechnology in a global economy

Biotechnology in a global economy

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the biotechnology in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
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Preparing for an uncertain climate: summary

Preparing for an uncertain climate: summary

Date: August 1993
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Description: This is the final report on climate change. OTA examines how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate.
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Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. II

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. II

Date: October 1993
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Description: This is the OTAs second report on climate change. OTA examines how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate. This assessment tackles the difficult tasks of assessing how natural and human systems may be affected by climate change and of evaluating the tools at our disposal to ease adaptation to a warmer climate.
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Perspectives on the role of science and technology in sustainable development

Perspectives on the role of science and technology in sustainable development

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report examines an array of sustainable development definitions and discusses their common elements.
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Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. I

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. I

Date: October 1993
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Description: This report discuses the assessment conducted by OTA office in preparation for climatic changes.
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Fueling development: energy technologies for developing countries: summary

Fueling development: energy technologies for developing countries: summary

Date: 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the issues surrounding energy efficiency in developing countries. Explores the way in which developing countries meet their energy needs, and how that affects the political stability and broad-based economic growth.
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Finding a balance: computer software, intellectual property and the challenge of technological change

Finding a balance: computer software, intellectual property and the challenge of technological change

Date: 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report identifies three policy issues; 1) the appropriate scope of copyright protection for computer software; 2) patent protection for software-related inventions and algorithms, and how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will handle these types of applications; and 3) complications facing librar4ies and commercial and private producers and users of digital information, including computer-based mixed media products.
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The 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference: technology and policy implications

The 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference: technology and policy implications

Date: 1993?
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report discusses the role of radio technologies and services in our daily lives. The report elaborates on the outcomes and implications for U.S. radio technology, and the next steps and lessons for the future.
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The Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and Women's Health

The Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and Women's Health

Date: May 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper describes what is known about the natural progression of the menopause and its effect on women’s health, hormone treatment and prescribing practices, alternative approaches, and research needs.
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Miniaturization Technologies

Miniaturization Technologies

Date: November 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report analyzes various technologies that may be important for future advances in miniaturization. Current research in the United States and other nations is pushing the limits of miniaturization to the point that structures only hundreds of atoms thick will be commonly manufactured. Researchers studying atomic and molecular interactions are continuing to push the frontiers, creating knowledge needed to continue progress in miniaturization. Scientists and engineers are creating microscopic mechanical structures and biological sensors that will have novel and diverse applications.
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Monitoring Limits on Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles

Monitoring Limits on Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles

Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines in detail ways in which compliance with such a regime might be monitored. Surveying the life-cycle of SLCMs from development testing through deployment and storage, the assessment identifies the ‘indicators’ by which the missiles might be tracked and accounted for. It also assesses the paths of evasion that a determined cheater might take to avoid the proposed monitoring measures.
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Moving Ahead: 1991 Surface Transportation Legislation

Moving Ahead: 1991 Surface Transportation Legislation

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the major issues surrounding the reauthorization of highway and transit legislation is laid out and four illustrative types of surface transportation programs are presented in chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 3 is devoted to the discussion of motor carrier programs, with special attention to issues related to longer combination trucks.
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Multinationals and the National Interest: Playing by Different Rules

Multinationals and the National Interest: Playing by Different Rules

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report is intended as an introduction to and overview of the issues that affect multinational firms and the U.S. technology base.
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Drug Labeling in Developing Countries

Drug Labeling in Developing Countries

Date: February 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the pharmaceutical labeling requirements imposed on U.S.-based companies by the laws of the United States and the barriers to U.S. regulation of their labeling in other countries.
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Impact of Legal Reforms on Medical Malpractice Costs

Impact of Legal Reforms on Medical Malpractice Costs

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the indirect cost of medical malpractice, commonly referred to as “defensive medicine,” that may add to overall health care costs. The cost of defensive medicine remains unknown and is subject to much speculation because there are no sound empirical data.
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