In accordance with the definition of ‘pre-commercial’ technology found in 7 CFR 4280.103 , technical and economic potential for commercial application must be demonstrated to the Agency. Through this initiative the company is investing in solutions to environmental challenges such as solar energy, hybrid locomotives, lower-emission aircraft engines, lighter and stronger durable materials, efficient lighting, and water purification technology.
Appropriate technology involves attempting to ensure that technologies are fitted to the context of their use&emdash;both the biophysical context which takes account of health, climate, biodiversity and ecology, and the psycho-social context which includes social institutions, politics, culture, economics, ethics and the personal/spiritual needs of individuals.
Since effort is a finite resource, a user is likely to accept an application when she/he perceives it as easier to use than anotherAs a consequence, educational technology with a high level of PU and PEOU is more likely to induce positive perceptions.
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