NASA Spinoff

Environmental and Agricultural Resources

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Water Treatment Systems Make A Big Splash

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

In the 1960s, NASA's Manned Space Center (now known as Johnson Space Center) and the Garrett Corporation, Air Research Division, conducted a...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Washing Away the Worries About Germs

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Fresh fruits and vegetables have been in demand by orbiting astronauts since the early days of the Space Shuttle. As one can imagine, however, oranges,...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Making the Most of Waste Energy

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Thermo-Mechanical Systems Branch at NASA's Glenn Research Center is responsible for planning and conducting research efforts to advance thermal systems...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Pesticide-Free Device a Fatal Attraction for Mosquitoes

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Are those pesky mosquitoes getting more entertainment out of your family picnic than you are? If the answer is yes, then it is time...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Remote Sensing for Farmers and Flood Watching

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Applied Sciences Directorate, part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, makes use of the Agency's remote-sensing capabilities to acquire...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Water and Air Measures That Make PureSense

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Each day, we read about mounting global concerns regarding the ability to sustain supplies of clean water and to reduce air contamination. With...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) Alliance was created in 1994 and operated for 9 years as a NASA-sponsored coalition of 28...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Valiant Zero-Valent Effort Restores Contaminated Grounds

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) are chemical compounds that can contaminate soil and groundwater to the point of...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Then Why Do They Call Earth the Blue Planet?

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

While the most common photographs of Earth taken from space show the planet covered in blue water, NASA has managed to produce detailed color...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Saving Space and Time: The Tractor That Einstein Built

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

In 1984, NASA initiated the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) program to test two unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Paper-Thin Plastic Film Soaks Up Sun to Create Solar Energy

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

A solar cell is a semiconductor device that converts photons, or light, into electricity. The most widely used solar cells today...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
FLIPPER: Validation for Remote Ocean Imaging

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

In order to better understand our solar system and the ways it supports life, scientists and researchers at NASA study the planets. Of course,...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Progressive Plant Growing Has Business Blooming

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Soil, water, and light. According to prevailing dogma, these are the three main ingredients for growing and maintaining healthy plants. But...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
PRP: The Proven Solution for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker exporting millions of gallons of oil, ran aground just after midnight on March 24, 1989 in Alaska,...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Home Insulation With the Stroke of a Brush

Painting the interior or the exterior of a house can be quite an arduous task, but few realize that adding a fresh splash of color to the walls and siding of their homes can lead to...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Putting Fuel Cells to the Test

If research has its way, an electrochemical device capable of converting energy into electricity and heat will become the impetus behind the next generation of automobiles, superseding the internal...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Digital Images on the Dime

Aerial imagery of the "Boneyard," otherwise known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Recovery Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twenty-eight raw digital photographs were transformed into a...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Supporting the Growing Needs of the GIS Industry

Remotely sensed imagery collected from orbiting satellites and airborne platforms is playing a vital role in a society driven by a constant need for information. The value of these...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Keeping Cool With Solar-Powered Refrigeration

Pioneered by NASA to provide power for satellites and spacecraft, photovoltaics is a viable source of energy used to light over 1 million rural homes around the world. Photovoltaic...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Mapping a Better Vintage

Environmental factors throughout a vineyard can significantly influence the overall quality of wine. Winegrowers have known for centuries that grapes harvested from different areas of a vineyard will...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Easy and Accessible Imaging Software

DATASTAR, Inc., of Picayune, Mississippi, has taken NASA's award-winning Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS) program and evolved it into a user-friendly desktop application...