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NASA Tech Needs : Motion Control
Ringing of a Newborn Black Hole

If Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself "ring" in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reverberates sound waves. Einstein predicted that the particular...

NASA Spinoff : Research Lab
Using Light to Speed Up Computation

A group of researchers in Japan has developed a new type of processor known as PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing. PAXEL, which stands for photonic accelerator, is placed at the front end of a digital computer and optimized to perform...

Articles : AR/AI
Apollo 11 History Archive Helps Virtual Reality Program Come to Life
Apollo 11 History Archive Helps Virtual Reality Program Come to Life

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Apollo 11 History Archive Helps Virtual Reality Program Come to Life
Articles : Aerospace
LED Lighting Improves Efficiency and Imaging
LED Lighting Improves Efficiency and Imaging

Rocket engine testing requires a lot of light since all tests are filmed with high-speed cameras to monitor performance; however, those cameras have to adjust to the bright plume from a firing...

LED Lighting Improves Efficiency and Imaging
Articles : Electronics & Computers
Organic Compound Turns Toxic Waste into Harmless Byproducts
Organic Compound Turns Toxic Waste into Harmless Byproducts

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Organic Compound Turns Toxic Waste into Harmless Byproducts
NASA Spinoff : Materials
Ferrofluid Technology Becomes a Magnet for Pioneering Artists
Ferrofluid Technology Becomes a Magnet for Pioneering Artists

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Ferrofluid Technology Becomes a Magnet for Pioneering Artists
Articles : Aerospace
Offshore Oil Workers Learn Survival Skills in Astronaut Training Pool
Offshore Oil Workers Learn Survival Skills in Astronaut Training Pool

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Offshore Oil Workers Learn Survival Skills in Astronaut Training Pool
Articles : Software
Design Software Transforms How Commercial Jetliners are Built
Design Software Transforms How Commercial Jetliners are Built

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Design Software Transforms How Commercial Jetliners are Built
NASA Spinoff : Electronics & Computers
Sterilizing Fogger Cleans Ambulances with a Breeze
Sterilizing Fogger Cleans Ambulances with a Breeze

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Sterilizing Fogger Cleans Ambulances with a Breeze
NASA Spinoff : Materials
Aerogel Insulation Makes Thinner, Warmer Outerwear
Aerogel Insulation Makes Thinner, Warmer Outerwear

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Aerogel Insulation Makes Thinner, Warmer Outerwear
Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printer Aims to Accelerate Materials Development
3D Printer Aims to Accelerate Materials Development

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

3D Printer Aims to Accelerate Materials Development
NASA Spinoff : Robotics, Automation & Control
Planet-Navigating AI “Brain” Helps Drones and Cars Avoid Collisions
Planet-Navigating AI “Brain” Helps Drones and Cars Avoid Collisions

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Planet-Navigating AI “Brain” Helps Drones and Cars Avoid Collisions
NASA Spinoff : Aerospace
Plant Food for Space Grows Crops on Earth
Plant Food for Space Grows Crops on Earth

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health...

Plant Food for Space Grows Crops on Earth
Articles : Medical
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Established in 1943, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico was site Y of the Manhattan Project for a single purpose: to design and build an atomic bomb, which took just 27 months. The Los Alamos...

Los Alamos National Laboratory
NASA Spinoff : Data Acquisition
Remote Sensing for Smarter Forest Fire Fighting
Remote Sensing for Smarter Forest Fire Fighting

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

Remote Sensing for Smarter Forest Fire Fighting
NASA Spinoff : Test & Measurement
All-in-One Lab Device Gets New Instruments via Software Update
All-in-One Lab Device Gets New Instruments via Software Update

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services...

All-in-One Lab Device Gets New Instruments via Software Update
NASA Spinoff
Demolition Probe Gives Construction Workers a Break
Demolition Probe Gives Construction Workers a Break

Initially designed for use on the Moon, the Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing system — developed at Auburn University with NASA funding — relies upon short, high-pulse power created by...

Demolition Probe Gives Construction Workers a Break
NASA Spinoff
Light-Induced Oxidation Cleans Air, Surfaces, and Clothes
Light-Induced Oxidation Cleans Air, Surfaces, and Clothes

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the...

Light-Induced Oxidation Cleans Air, Surfaces, and Clothes
NASA Spinoff : Imaging
Space-Based Bone Scanner Expands Medical Research
Space-Based Bone Scanner Expands Medical Research

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

Space-Based Bone Scanner Expands Medical Research
Articles : Materials
Zinc-Silicate Coating Blocks Corrosion
Zinc-Silicate Coating Blocks Corrosion

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health...

Zinc-Silicate Coating Blocks Corrosion
NASA Spinoff : Communications
GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves
GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the...

GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves
NASA Spinoff : Robotics, Automation & Control
Mineral Analyzer Shakes Answers Out of Soil and Rocks

On the Curiosity rover, a tool called CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) is helping scientists determine what minerals make up the Martian landscape, and whether single-celled or more complex organisms could once have thrived there. CheMin sends an X-ray beam through tiny samples of Martian...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Connectors Link Data Networks for Orion and Industry

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and...

NASA Spinoff : Nanotechnology
Carbon Nanotube Resin Shores Up Boats and Bikes

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and...

Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Micromachined Sensors Monitor Train Rails and Predict Failures

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and...

NASA Spinoff : Photonics/Optics
Blue-Light-Canceling Lens Gives Skiers a Clearer View

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and...

NASA Spinoff : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wire Sensors Detect Dangerous Conditions in the Clouds

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and...