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Technologies underlying weapons of mass destruction

Description: This report discusses the level of technology required to produce weapons of mass destruction, the material required, and the export controls.
Date: 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Epidemiology and etiology of Parkinson's disease

Description: This report provides introduction of Dr. James Parkinson, diagnosis of Parkinson's syndromes, the age of onset of the disease, racial origin and incidence rate of Parkinson's, as well as survival after the onset of Parkinson's.
Date: December 15, 1988
Creator: Rajput, A.H.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distance learning case studies

Description: This report discuses distance learning projects, and ways telecommunications technologies such as satellites, cable television, fiber optics, slow scan TV, instructional television fixed services, and microcomputer networking have opened up opportunities for school districts to coordinate schedules and to share resources.
Date: June 1989
Creator: Barker, Bruce O.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distance education and the transformation of schooling

Description: This report discusses the benefits and challenges of distance education. It address the question how distance learning can change our approach to learning and how it can change us.
Date: May 1989
Creator: Ohler, Jason
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

Description: This report has two primary goals. One objective is to provide provocative ideas on how emerging forces external to education may shape the future of distance learning. The second purpose is to depict a potential new field, technology-mediated interactive learning, that may result from synthesis of distance learning, cooperative learning, and computer-supported cooperative work.
Date: July 1989
Creator: Dede, Christopher
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A study of distance education policies in state education agencies

Description: This report provides a definition of distance learning and an overview of selected policies, operative policies and existing polices. The report discusses the policy changes and opportunities, as well as the implications for Federal Policy.
Date: February 24, 1989
Creator: Holznage, Donald C. & Olson, Thomas
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluating distance learning technology

Description: This report discusses the history of distance learning technology, the number of new and complex technological devices that could be applied to distance learning.
Date: May 1989
Creator: Clark, Richard E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets

Description: This report provides an overview of the technology of composting which involves three major steps: 1) the preparation of the raw material, 2) the compost process itself, and 3) the grading of the final product.
Date: January 1989
Creator: CAL Recovery Systems, Inc.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The immunological aspects of neural grafting

Description: This report starts out with an overview of the immune system, describes the central nervous system (CNS), and future consideration.
Date: October 10, 1989
Creator: Hickey, William F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Legal and regulatory issues for neural grafts

Description: This report discusses the use of neural grafts from fetuses that is showing some success for the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Date: October 1989
Creator: Andrews, Lori B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The role of private business in distance learning: the educational partnership

Description: This report explicates private corporation's role in developing and executing educational partnerships to serve elementary and secondary schools. It discusses the impact of these partnerships on distance learning. as well as the cooperative role of private enterprise in serving the public authority by addressing the educational needs as the local, regional, state and national levels.
Date: June 1989
Creator: Otterman, Lloyd O. & Pease, Pamela S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effects of distance learning: a summary of the literature: paper for the Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment

Description: This report offers a brief review of the general characteristics of distance education, and reports the research of the 1980s on the main issues in teaching, learning, educational planning. organization and policy making with regard to use of communications technology in contemporary distance education.
Date: May 1989
Creator: Moore, Michael G.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconstructing the brain: new strategies for brain disease

Description: This report the use of new methods in molecular biology in the transplant process to arrest or correct brain disease. The report discusses the nature and consequences of these new methods for brain transplant technology.
Date: 1989
Creator: McKay, Ronald D.G.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Description: This report is divided into an Executive Summary and four chapters. These chapters examine Federal subsidies to virgin materials, the potential for Federal subsidies for recycled materials, Federal subsidies for alternative energy sources, and state efforts at increasing recycling through tax incentives.
Date: December 1988
Creator: Franklin Associates, Ltd.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department