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Innovation and Commercialization of Emerging Technologies

Innovation and Commercialization of Emerging Technologies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper examines the complexities of innovation and commercialization in an attempt to demonstrate the linkages between science, technology, and innovation, and to highlight the growing importance of factors other than basic research in commercial success.
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Issue Update on Information Security and Privacy in Network Environments

Issue Update on Information Security and Privacy in Network Environments

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper updates and develops some key issues that OTA had identified in its earlier report, in light of recent developments in the private sector and in government.
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Learning To Work: Making the Transition From School to Work

Learning To Work: Making the Transition From School to Work

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This reports shows that work-based learning has considerable promise but will be difficult to implement. The report discusses work-based learning that can potentially help students see the relevance of their academic studies later in life, allow students to explore career options, and help them develop needed occupational skills.
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Nuclear Wastes in the Arctic: An Analysis of Arctic and Other Regional Impacts From Soviet Nuclear Contamination

Nuclear Wastes in the Arctic: An Analysis of Arctic and Other Regional Impacts From Soviet Nuclear Contamination

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the environmental and human health impacts from wastes dumped into the Arctic and North Pacific regions, from nuclear contaminants discharged into these environments, and from radioactive releases from both past and future nuclear activities in the region. The report presents what is known and unknown about this waste and contamination and how it may affect public health.
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Occupational Training for Young People in the United Kingdom

Occupational Training for Young People in the United Kingdom

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report discusses the problems of high unemployment among young people ages 16 through 19. This paper examines the youth training experiences of the United Kingdom over the last 30 years.
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Reducing Earthquake Losses

Reducing Earthquake Losses

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report assesses the state of the knowledge, identifies key future challenges in each of the three components of earthquake risk reduction—earth science, engineering, and implementation—and offers policy options to improve federal efforts.
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Renewing Our Energy Future

Renewing Our Energy Future

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report evaluates the potential for cost-effective renewable energy in the coming decades and the actions that have to be taken to achieve the potential.
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Risks to Students in School

Risks to Students in School

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report takes one critical step—identifying and commenting on the available data—that may help in developing priorities for the use of limited resources to protect children from health and safety hazards in schools.
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Screening and Testing Chemicals in Commerce

Screening and Testing Chemicals in Commerce

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper comes from a workshop held by OTA in April 1995. The report reviews some of the many test technologies and techniques available for screening chemicals-in-commerce for toxicity.
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Selected Technology Issues in U.S. Aquaculture

Selected Technology Issues in U.S. Aquaculture

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses different aquatic species that are produced in the United States, including various animal and plant ornamentals, species for environmental remediation, industrial and pharmaceutical feedstocks, and products for biomedical research.
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Targeting Environmental Priorities in Agriculture: Reforming Program Strategies

Targeting Environmental Priorities in Agriculture: Reforming Program Strategies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The analysis in this report identifies priority environmental targets across the country for water quality, wildlife, and soil quality. A tripartite set of programs designed to lower cost and achieve more enduring solutions illustrates possible approaches to the targets.
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The Technological Reshaping of Metropolitan America

The Technological Reshaping of Metropolitan America

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines new policy approaches that would focus on development of innovative strategies for economic revitalization of urban core areas (including central cities and inner suburbs); creation of partnerships between urban cores and industry, state governments, and suburban jurisdictions; and movement toward full pricing of development and infrastructure to reduce or eliminate price subsidies now encouraging dispersed development.
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Technology and Policy for Suppressing Grain Dust Explosions in Storage Facilities

Technology and Policy for Suppressing Grain Dust Explosions in Storage Facilities

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report responds to the bipartisan request of the House Committee on Agriculture to assess alternative technologies with regard to their effectiveness in suppressing grain dust, the benefits and costs of each technology, and the costs of banning the use of water as a dust suppressant.
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Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure

Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the role wireless technologies will play in the emerging National Information Infrastructure (NII) and identifies the challenges that policymakers, regulators, and wireless service providers will face as they begin to more closely integrate wireless systems with existing wireline networks. The report also discusses some of the technical and social implications of the widespread use of wireless technologies— paying particular attention to the profound changes that wireless systems may cause in patterns of mobility.
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Coverage of Laser Technology by Health Insurers

Coverage of Laser Technology by Health Insurers

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper presents some empirical information on how insurers consider payment for new medical devices. It describes the survey results of medical directors affiliated with private health insurers about their coverage decisions using, as examples, three applications of lasers: laser angioplasty for opening narrowed or blocked coronary arteries; laser discectomy for treating herniated intervertebral discs; and photodynamic therapy (using a light–sensitive dye) for bladder cancer.
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Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. I: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. I: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper assesses the medical benefits and costs of both screening and hormone replacement therapy. It is divided into two volumes. This volume presents the results of a model that estimates the cost per year of life gained from osteoporosis screening and hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.
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Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. II: Evidence on Benefits, Risks, and Costs

Effectiveness and Costs of Osteoporosis Screening and Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vol. II: Evidence on Benefits, Risks, and Costs

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper assesses the medical benefits and costs of both screening and hormone replacement therapy. It is divided into two volumes. This volume provides the basis for the assumptions about the costs and effects of screening and hormonal replacement therapy used in the cost-effectiveness model.
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The Lower Tiers of the Space Transportation Industrial Base

The Lower Tiers of the Space Transportation Industrial Base

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper was prompted by a workshop held at OTA in early March 1995, at which a small group, representing a broad cross-section of lower-tier firms, discussed their views of the space transportation industry.
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Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges

Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: August 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report discusses the opportunities for Native Americans to use telecommunications (including computer networking, videoconferencing, multimedia, digital and wireless technologies, and the like) in the realms of culture, education, health care, economic development, and governance.
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Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age

Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper reviews the progress of the industry and the law enforcement agencies in implementing the Act since its approval in October 1994.
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Environmental Technology: Analysis of Selected Federal R&D Programs

Environmental Technology: Analysis of Selected Federal R&D Programs

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses estimates of environmental technology R&D spending, interagency coordination mechanisms, and major federal programs, including programs administered by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several other agencies.
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EPA Superfund Actions and ATSDR Public Health Data

EPA Superfund Actions and ATSDR Public Health Data

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper discusses how EPA sets Superfund cleanup priorities based on Superfund site health ranking data provided by ATSDR. It examines several parameters by which EPA site prioritization might be measured, including timeliness, cost, and use of special removal actions at the worst sites.
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International Partnerships in Large Science Projects

International Partnerships in Large Science Projects

Date: July 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report assesses the factors that facilitate international partnerships in big science projects and those that, conversely, favor the pursuit of purely national projects. The paper also reviews and identifies several important issues to consider in structuring future collaborations.
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A History of the Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

A History of the Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

Date: June 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The focus of this paper is the history of Department of Defense (DoD) Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) over the past 50 years, which forms part of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study of defense modeling and simulation.
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