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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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SALYUT: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space

SALYUT: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space

Date: December 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which "has undertaken a study of the presence of Soviets in space and their Salyut space stations, in order to provide Congress with an informed view of Soviet capabilities and intentions" (p. iii).
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Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid

Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that discusses the "major issues constraining the development and transfer of sustainable technologies for low-resource food producers" (p. iii).
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Review of the Public Health Service's Response to AIDS

Review of the Public Health Service's Response to AIDS

Date: February 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the recent and proposed activities of the Public Health Service (PHS) in response to AIDS" and an evaluation of "the planning, resources and staffing of PHS's efforts to control AIDS" (p. iii).
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Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that updates the status of the study of Ocean Thermal Conversion.
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