Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) has invented photocatalytic/ magnetic composite particles as an improved method of photocatalysis for removing chemical and biological pollutants from air and water. Read more here .

Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) developed firefighters' suits cooled by water evaporation as a way of providing temporary protection against high temperatures near fires. The suits could be made and operated in conjunction with breathing and cooling systems currently used by firefighters. Read more here .

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) has invented solid-state photoelectrochemical cells for converting solar radiation to electricity. The cells be made by layering nanocomposites of active particles with organic binders on flexible polymer substrates. Read more here .