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Technology Assessment Seminar

Description: Summary of the Technology Assessment Seminar proceedings held on September 21 and 22, 1968, regarding the importance of technology assessment, development, and responsibility in an increasingly technology-dependent society. Attendees consisted of Members of Congress and various technology experts and scholars .
Date: September 21, 1967
Creator: U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development

The Fusion Energy Program: The Role of TPX and Alternate Concepts

Description: This report focuses on the following two questions for the U.S. fusion energy program. First, what is the role of the Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX), an approximately $700 million fusion reactor currently awaiting a congressional decision to begin construction? Second, what is the role of alternatives to the tokamak concept in a broad-based fusion energy program?
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Increased Automobile Fuel Efficiency and Synthetic Fuels: Alternatives for Reducing Oil Imports.

Description: The objective of this report is to describe and analyze the hydrologic, institutional, legal, and economic issues involved in assessing and interpreting estimates of water availability for synfuels development in four major river basins: (1) Upper Mississippi, (2) Ohio/Tennessee, (3) Upper Missouri, and (4) Upper Colorado. In addition, the study evaluates the adequacy of currently used estimates of water availability as a basis for energy planning in these four basins.
Date: October 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards: Appendix Volume II, Part One

Description: This report is divided into two parts. The 1st part discusses incentives/disincentives, peaceful nuclear explosions, non-state adversaries, international nuclear industry, technical descriptions of fuel cycle facilities and evaluation of diversion potential. The 2nd part discuses dedicated facilities purchase and theft, and description of safeguards technology and procedures.
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Drug Bioequivalence

Description: Report of the findings from a panel of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) regarding drug bioequivalence therapies. According to the report, the purpose of the Drug Bioequivalence Study Panel "was to examine the relationships between the chemical and therapeutic equivalence of drug products and to assess the capability of current technology -- short of therapeutic trials in man -- to determine whether drug products with the same physical and chemical composition produce comparable therapeutic effects" (p. 5).
Date: July 1974
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Drug Bioequivalence Study Panel.

Automobile Collision Data: An Assessment of Needs and Methods of Acquisition

Description: A report on evaluation of the automotive crash recorder program proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the assessment progressed, the implications for automobile collision data as a “whole became apparent and the report has been so titled to provide a more accurate indication of its scope.
Date: February 17, 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Oil Transportation by Tankers: An Analysis of Marine Pollution and Safety Measures

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) presenting "a factual background on tankers and a discussion of issues related to the safety of tanker operation and the potential presented by tankers for introducing polluting oil into the marine environment" (p. xv). The report investigates broad issues and suggests possible alternatives.
Date: July 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.