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Products of Tomorrow: January 2015

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft...

Techs for License: Aerospace
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Aeronautics

FACET flexible software helps air traffic control centers improve airline safety and efficiency. It includes programs and databases that implement models of weather, airspace, airports, navigation aids,...

Articles: Communications
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Communications

This technology uses recent advances in Radio Frequency Identification Devices, combined with smart software, to create an electronic firefighter evacuation trail and fire safety information location...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program is a true national asset. It brings together the space agency’s most capable problem-solvers with America’s brightest commercial and entrepreneurial leaders in partnerships that...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Electrical/Electronics

This technology represents a significant improvement over commercial state-of-the-art magnets. These superconducting magnets are very versatile and can be used in a number of applications...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Environment

This method offers a way of processing and recycling liquids to remove contaminants. The two-step process provides a contaminant treatment pouch, called a “urine cell” or “contaminant cell,” that...

Techs for License: Medical
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Health, Medicine & Biotechnology

Atomic oxygen oxidizes and removes biologically active contaminants, and reduces the contaminant to an inactive ash. Thus, the contaminant is both sterile and biologically inactive. The...

Articles: Information Technology
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Information Technology & Software

This invention is a system for managing a project that includes multiple tasks and workers. Periodic monthly, task plan, schedule, and budget reports are generated and made available...

Techs for License: Imaging
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Instrumentation

This technology provides automated sample handling and movement of coarse-grained powder or other solid materials to enable analysis by a robotic or totally automated computer system. The powder is...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A handheld laser torch was designed for welding and brazing metals to repair hard-to-reach space shuttle engine nozzles. It incorporates various manual controls and changing lenses to allow...

Articles: Materials
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Materials & Coatings

Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) can be deformed at low temperature and recover their original shape upon heating. New alloys can operate up to ~300 °C, compared to ~80 °C for commercially available...

Techs for License: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

This flexible joint provides two degrees of freedom and a tremendous amount of compliance. The overstrain sensor joint has a passive and restoring force that allows the joint to return to a...

Articles: Imaging
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Optics

The traditional test for visual acuity requires the patient to look and report which letters they see. A new invention provides an...

Techs for License: Energy
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Power Generation & Storage

Effective Battery Health Monitoring (BHM) technologies are needed to ensure that battery operation is optimal and, if not, that it stays within design limits. BHM technologies protect the...

Articles: Aerospace
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Propulsion

This burner is capable of operating on a variety of gaseous fuels and oxidizers, including hydrogen-air mixtures, with a low pressure drop. The burner provides a rapidly and uniformly mixed fuel-oxidizer...

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