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NASA Advanced Life Support Systems Group Uses Water Reclamation Prototype

DynaJets® and DynaSwirl® cavitating jet technologies DynaFlow Jessup, MD 301-604-3688 www.dynaflow-inc.com Water is a critical product of any life support system. An estimated 12,000 kg of expendables are required to sustain a single person in space for one year, of which water comprises 86%. It is therefore imperative that water be recycled in an efficient manner. Technology used on the International Space Station consisting of conventional physico-chemical processes has a water recovery efficiency of 80 to 90%. But the level of resupply and use of expendables remains too large for longduration remote space applications.

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Smart Cars



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Technology Business Briefs

Vertical Take-Off and Landing with Fixed-Wing Speed and Efficiency This technology, already proven under a US Army contract, creates a hybrid aircraft that combines the best attributes of helicopters with the best attributes of fixed wing aircraft, i.e. VTOL and safe auto-rotation of gyroplanes with the efficiency, cost, and speed of fixed wing aircraft. The technology enables aircraft to achieve greater point-to-point (non airport) travel, at materially higher speeds and lower operating costs, while significantly enhancing safety standards. The design limit is 500 mph.

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Smooth Flying



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Create the Future & Win Big!

Your unique invention could win you $20,000 or other great prizes in the 2007 Create the Future Design Contest, presented by SolidWorks Corp. and NASA Tech Briefs. Innovative design ideas are being accepted in six categories: Machinery, Equipment, and Component Technology; Consumer Products; Medical; Safety and Security; Transportation; and Sustainable Technologies.

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Where There's Smoke



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Tech Needs of the Week

A company is seeking an absorbent pad capable of being loaded with a terpanol, which, when saturated, will allow the free flow of air or other gases through its structure. The pad can be made of any thickness or material, and can be used in household, office, and industrial applications. Find out more here.

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