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NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
A ruggedized video camera designed to withstand the shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures of space is now ready for extreme conditions on Earth.
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NASA Spinoff: Software
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope pushed optical modeling capabilities, driving advances in software used to design medical and augmented reality devices.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Traffic-Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR), developed by NASA, is a piece of software pilots and ground operations teams can use to find better routes in transit.
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NASA Spinoff: Materials
A coating material developed by NASA for protecting spaceplanes’ heat shields is now being used in high-tech fibers and fabrics.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA engineers have been trying to improve data visualization for decades. Their research, experience, and patents lead to a new method of exploring and visualizing data in VR.
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NASA Spinoff: Green Design & Manufacturing
An organism that astronauts are studying as a possible protein source for long-duration missions is also informing a project to introduce sustainable fungal proteins to low- and moderate-income communities around the world.
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NASA Spinoff: Green Design & Manufacturing
By combining historical and current data from multiple NASA and European satellites, MD-based terraPulse applies AI to create meaningful maps enabling data-driven ecological decisions.
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NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Squishy Robotics’ tensegrity sensor robots gather data at the scenes of fires, crashes, explosions, and other disasters to help first responders determine their approach to a disaster scene.
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NASA Spinoff: Electronics & Computers
Traveling-wave tubes designed for NASA are being used not only for satellite systems but also ground applications.
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NASA Spinoff: Software
Software for modeling metal parts before 3D printing provides significant savings in cost and time compared to conventional physical testing.
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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA-designed technology helps detect people trapped under several feet of rubble after earthquakes.
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NASA Spinoff: Medical
Resulting in applications once thought impossible, sensor technology for understanding mind-body interface builds on research for space travel.
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NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
After 50 years of NASA’s Landsat, discovery of new commercial and scientific uses is only accelerating.
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NASA Spinoff: Power
In developing its flow battery, Oregon-based ESS drew from groundbreaking research and development conducted by NASA more than 40 years ago.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Inspired by NASA’s research of certain segments of DNA to estimate radiation damage, Promega Corp. used the technique to create its own diagnostic test which is used to customize cancer treatment.
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NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aquanaut, built on lessons from NASA’s robot astronaut, will cut costs for ocean industries.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA technology is enabling airline flight managers to improve managing traffic on the ground and scheduling departures.
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NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA resources helped mature technologies to make CubeSats more capable, so everyone can use them.
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NASA Spinoff: Unmanned Systems

NASA’ Deep Space Network (DSN), a sort of GPS system for space, relies on atomic clocks for extreme accuracy. Any modern navigation system must accurately time radio signals to triangulate a...

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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
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NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
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NASA Spinoff: Manned Systems
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Satellite scheduling software helps consolidate data acquisition and improve weather forecasting.
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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Software that monitors astronaut health in space now monitors high-risk patients at home.
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NASA Spinoff: Electronics & Computers
A long-time apparel insulator develops its own takes on popular NASA spinoff material.
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NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
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