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Technology Dependent Children: Hospital Vs. Home Care

Technology Dependent Children: Hospital Vs. Home Care

Date: May 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum is about problems arising out of success. Recent advances in medical technology have permitted sick children who once would have died to survive with the assistance of sophisticated equipment and intensive nursing care. Often, the assistance is needed for just a short time, but sometimes the dependence on life-sustaining technology is permanent. As technology for helping keep children alive has improved, a new population of technology-dependent children has emerged.
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Elementary and Secondary Education for Science and Engineering

Elementary and Secondary Education for Science and Engineering

Date: December 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Students make many choices over a long period, and choose a career through a complicated process. This process includes formal instruction in mathematics and science, and the opportunity for informal education in museums, science centers, and recreational programs. The influence of family, teachers, peers, and the electronic media can make an enormous difference. This memorandum analyzes these influences. Because education is “all one system, ” policymakers interested in nurturing scientists and engineers must address the educational environment as a totality; changing only one part of the system will not yield the desired result.
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Commercial newsgathering from space

Commercial newsgathering from space

Date: May 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum concludes that although the technology is available to create a mediasat system, the high cost and current low demand for remotely sensed data will limit media efforts to own and operate a dedicated remote sensing satellite system.
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Reducing Launch Operation Costs: New Technologies and Practices

Reducing Launch Operation Costs: New Technologies and Practices

Date: September 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum explains, the United States has spent relatively little effort in applying them to operations. Just as important as cost saving technologies are appropriate management methods, or strategies, to put these technologies to work. In some cases, OTA has found, cost savings could be achieved by streamlining operations and reducing the burden of documentation and reporting requirements that have slowly expanded over the years.
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New structural materials technologies: opportunities for the use of advanced ceramics and composites

New structural materials technologies: opportunities for the use of advanced ceramics and composites

Date: September 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This memorandum is part of a larger assessment which will address the impact of advanced structural materials on the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector, and offer policy options for accelerating the commercial utilization of these materials.
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Marine Applications for Fuel Cell Technology

Marine Applications for Fuel Cell Technology

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on fuel cell technology is one of the most promising of the new electric power technologies currently undergoing development. Fuel cell power systems have attracted attention because of their potential for high efficiency, low emissions, flexible use of fuels, and quietness. The Federal Government and the private sector have been funding fuel cell R&D for more than 20 years. The state-of-the-art has advanced to the point that fuel cell manufacturers hope to begin marketing fuel cells in just a few years. Full-scale demonstration plants are currently being designed.
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Update of Federal Activities Regarding The Use of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Update of Federal Activities Regarding The Use of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Date: May 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes Federal activities that have taken place since 1979; reevaluates the 1979 cost-effectiveness analysis of vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia, including new information on vaccine efficacy; and discusses policy implications" (p. iii).
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Patterns and Trends in Federal Coal Lease Ownership 1950-80

Patterns and Trends in Federal Coal Lease Ownership 1950-80

Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "identifies the participants in the Federal coal leasing program between 1950 and 1980, traces the ownership on a lease-by-lease basis, and discusses the business activities and organizational structures of the lessees [sic]" (p. iii).
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Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technical Assessment (OTA) that reviews the quality and relevance of activities at GML (Gorgas Memorial Laboratory), based on Gorgas' publishing record, an OTA-commissioned survey of GML's scientific reputation, a critical review of recent articles and current manuscripts, a comparison of GML's areas of effort with health problems in tropical America and with scientific opportunity, and a review of past scientific evaluations of GML (p. iii).
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Nonnuclear Industrial Hazardous Waste: Classifying for Hazard Management

Nonnuclear Industrial Hazardous Waste: Classifying for Hazard Management

Date: November 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "basic issues surrounding a degree-of-hazard classification approach" and "various methods for applying a degree-of-hazard classification system" (p. iii).
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