Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Web-Based Mapping Puts the World at Your Fingertips

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

NASA’s award-winning Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS) package was developed at Stennis Space...

Spinoff: Issues
Spinoff 2008

Health and Medicine

Robotics Offer Newfound Surgical Capabilities In-Line Filtration Improves Hygiene and Reduces Expense LED Device Illuminates New Path to Healing Polymer Coats Leads on Implantable Medical Device Lockable Knee Brace Speeds Rehabilitation Robotic Joints Support Horses and Humans Photorefraction Screens...
Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Circulation-Enhancing Device Improves CPR

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Ever stand up too quickly from a sitting or lying position and feel dizzy or disoriented for a brief moment? The downward push of Earth's gravity...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

For decades now, NASA has been sending spacecraft throughout the galaxy. Once in the cosmos, these crafts use advanced cameras to create...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Neuropsychology is the study of how the brain relates to behavior, emotion, and cognition. Clinical neuropsychologists...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

When the U.S. Congress created NASA in 1958, it sought to ensure that the Nation saw returns on its investments in aerospace...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

How does life begin and evolve? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? What is the future of life on Earth and beyond?

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Developed by Dr. James Tilton, a computer engineer with Goddard Space Flight Center's Computational and Information Sciences and...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Gridlock, bottlenecks, bumper-to-bumper jams—we all get caught in congestion at one time or another, as the rigors of road traffic are...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Often times, when people think of NASA, they think of space travel. The first "A" in NASA, however, is for "Aeronautics," and the Agency has always...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Aviation is one of the safest means of transportation, but aviation safety professionals always work to make it safer. When flights operate...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Advanced rotorcraft airfoils developed by U.S. Army engineers working with NASA's Langley Research Center were part of the Army's risk...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Ice accumulation is a serious safety hazard for aircraft. The presence of ice on airplane surfaces prevents the even flow of air, which...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

As fleets of aircraft age, corrosion of metal parts becomes a very real economic and safety concern. Corrosive agents like moisture, salt,...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Microgravity Combustion Science group at NASA's Glenn Research Center studies how fire and combustible liquids and gasses behave...

Although one of NASA's goals is to send people to the far reaches of our universe, it is still well known that people need Earth. We understand that humankind's existence relies on its...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
Corrosive Gas Restores Artwork, Promises Myriad Applications

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Short wavelength solar radiation in the space environment just outside of the Earth's atmosphere produces atomic oxygen. This...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
Detailed Globes Enhance Education and Recreation

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Earth from space—swirling wisps of white against a backdrop of deep azure, punctuated with brown and green swatches of land, all etched...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
Food Supplement Reduces Fat, Improves Flavor

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

During the Mercury missions, astronauts ate terrible food: freeze- dried powders and semi-liquids in aluminum tubes. Decades later, though,...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
Additive Transforms Paint into Insulation

The heat generated by wind resistance and engine exhaust during the launch of a space shuttle is potentially damaging to the casings on the solid rocket boosters, which provide over two-thirds of...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
New Lubricants Protect Machines and the Environment

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The Mobile Launcher Platform at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is a two-story steel structure that provides a transportable launch base for...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Advanced Systems Map, Monitor, and Manage Earth’s Resources

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

A "revolution in remote sensing" took place in the mid-1980s, when Dr. Alexander F.H. Goetz and his colleagues at the Jet...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Sensor Network Provides Environmental Data

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

The National Biocomputation Center is a joint partnership between the Stanford University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery and NASA's...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Voltage Controller Saves Energy, Prolongs Life of Motors

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

In the late 1970s, Frank Nola, an engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, had an idea for reducing energy waste in small...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Treatment Prevents Corrosion in Steel and Concrete Structures

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

NASA's Kennedy Space Center is located on prime beachfront property along the Atlantic coast of Florida on Cape Canaveral....

Spinoff: Computer Technology
Optics Program Simplifies Analysis and Design

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Future spaceborne astronomy missions will require telescopes with increasingly greater power, driving the dimensions of the optics and their...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Scientists and engineers have long used computers to model physical systems. Physical modeling is a major part of design and...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

When it comes to solving some of NASA’s most challenging technical problems, the mathematical minds that make up the...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

As NASA’s leading organization for information sciences, the Intelligent Systems Division at Ames Research Center conducts world-class...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Design errors are costly. When it comes to creating complex systems for aerospace design and testing system readiness, engineering system...