NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center has developed a prototype of an advanced resistive exercise device (ARED) that can perform a number of different exercises on one machine. Conceived to help astronauts maintain strength and endurance in low-gravity environments, the ARED could also be advantageous in terrestrial settings.

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed electronic circuitry to serve as an interface between an electronic tongue and digital input/output boards in a laptop computer that is used to control the tongue and process its readings. Electronic tongues can be used for applications such evaluating water quality.

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NASA's Ames Research Center has developed a new lightweight thermal protection system for atmospheric entry called Toughened Uni-piece Fibrous Reinforced Oxidation-resistant Composite (TUFROG). The material withstands up to 1,970 K to protect wing leading edges and nose caps on hypersonic vehicles.

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