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Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report in a series by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considering renewable ocean energy sources as a possible energy supply. This report focuses on ocean thermal energy conversion and analyzes the feasibility of using it and evaluates current research on the topic (p. iii).
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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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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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The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

Date: July 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the Nation's experience with demonstration projects to provide Congress with a perspective and a set of guidelines for evaluating and shaping proposed demonstrations" (p. iv).
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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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Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "a range of congressional options available for ensuring the integrity of the educational process for professional scientists and engineers is maintained" during the creation of the Department of Education (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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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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Nutrition Research Alternatives

Nutrition Research Alternatives

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "nutrition research alternatives-alternative goals and priorities, alternative definitions and funding, and alternative research personnel requirements" (p. iii).
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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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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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The Health of the Scientific and Technical Enterprise: An Advisory Panel Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

The Health of the Scientific and Technical Enterprise: An Advisory Panel Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the science and technology fields, with the intent of developing a definition of the enterprise and giving "a framework within which policy makers can assess its health" (p. 3).
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Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks specifically at the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and examines "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 p. iii).
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A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

Date: December 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) concerning the growing use of computer and communications technology to the criminal justice system, analyzing possible issues that could arise in the Federal-State system (p. iii).
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Analysis of Laws Governing Access Across Federal Lands

Analysis of Laws Governing Access Across Federal Lands

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing "the laws governing Federal land management systems, the laws specifically applicable to Alaskan lands, and the major environmental and land-planning laws that affect access across Federal land management systems" (p. iii).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the automobile as a mode of personal transportation and considers issues an policy options pertaining to vehicles, highways, and related industries, services, and institutions" (p. iii).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report analyzes the restraints of energy supply, environmental impacts, highway safety, and consumer cost on the further development of the automobile transportation system. It discusses Government initiatives that may be necessary to assure such further development.
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Annual Report to the Congress for 1978

Annual Report to the Congress for 1978

Date: March 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses many changes that have taken place at OTA during 1978: new quarters, new management, new organizational structure, a new method of establishing project priorities, a new ONE-PAGER digest of each report issued, greater outreach.
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OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

Date: March 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes the first priorities list developed by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as a result of a new and ongoing process for selecting possible projects for study.
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The Direct Use of Coal

The Direct Use of Coal

Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the complete coal system, from extraction to combustion, including the key steps and institutions that policy can influence" (p. iii).
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Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues

Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues

Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines a series of options that range from continuance of the status quo to major and comprehensive innovations in the management of mineral activities on Federal lands" (p. iii).
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The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War

Date: May 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption" (Foreward).
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Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the use of drugs in livestock feed
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Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at how information about Federal health programs is collected. Part 1 "inventories the different health data collection systems administered by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and other Federal agencies" and Part 2 "is a directory of statutory provisions that govern the collection of health data by the Public Health Service and the Health Care Financing Administration" (p. iii).
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