Publications on Emerging Technologies

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2008

  • Producing Liquid Fuels from Coal: Prospects and Policy Issues2008

    James T. Bartis, Frank Camm, David S. Ortiz

    Large U.S. coal reserves and viable technology make promising a domestic industry producing liquid fuels from coal. Weighing benefits, costs, and environmental issues, a productive and robust U.S. strategy is to promote a limited amount of early commercial experience in coal-to-liquids production and to prepare the foundation for managing associated greenhouse-gas emissions, both in a way that reduces uncertainties and builds future capabilities.

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2003

  • Biometrics: A Look at Facial Recognition2002

    John D. Woodward, Christopher Horn, Julius Gatune, Aryn Thomas

    RAND analyst John D. Woodward, Jr. presented this briefing to the Virginia State Crime Commission Facial Recognition Sub-committee in September 2002. This briefing defines biometrics and discusses examples of the technology, explaining how biometrics may be used for authentication and surveillance purposes. Facial recognition is examined in depth. It concludes with a discussion of the legal status quo with respect to public sector use of facial recognition.