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NASA Technology Used to Rehab Soldiers

With S.A.M., only one therapist is needed to assist a patient, even if the patient has no sense of balance. (NASA)A physical therapy device based on NASA-developed technology is being used by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, to rehabilitate military patients — including soldiers returning from Iraq — who have spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. The Secure Ambulation Module (S.A.M.) is a product of Enduro Medical Technology of East Hartford, CT.

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Modified Penning-Malmberg Trap for Storing Antiprotons

One set of electrodes is used for both transmission and reception.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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Tumbleweed Rovers

Lightweight balls containing scientific instruments are propelled across terrain by wind.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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Simulations of Evaporating Multicomponent Fuel Drops

A paper presents additional information on the subject matter of “Model of Mixing Layer With Multicomponent Evaporating Drops” (NPO-30505), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 28, No. 3 (March 2004), page 55.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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Instrumentation for Sensitive Gas Measurements

Measurements are based on cavity-enhanced absorption.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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Apparatus for Testing Flat Specimens of Thermal Insulation

An improved design affords flexibility for testing under diverse conditions.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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Quadrupole Ion Mass Spectrometer for Masses of 2 to 50 Da

H2, He, O2, and Ar can be quantitated at low concentrations in N2.

Posted in: Physical Sciences, Briefs

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