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NASA Technology

NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid spent hundreds of hours exercising during her 188-day stay on the Russian space station Mir in 1996. Although it was her least favorite...

FACET: Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool

FACET flexible software helps air traffic control centers improve airline safety and efficiency. It includes programs and databases that...

Electronic Firefighter Escape Trail

This technology uses recent advances in Radio Frequency Identification Devices, combined with smart software, to create an electronic firefighter evacuation...

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...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Electrical/Electronics
High-Field Superconducting Magnets

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

Techs for License: Green Design & Manufacturing
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Environment
Contaminated Water Treatment

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...

Atomic Oxygen Texturing and Cleaning

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

Techs for License: Information Technology
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Information Technology & Software
Enhanced Project Management Tool

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

Powder Handling Device for Analytical Instruments

This technology provides automated sample handling and movement of coarse-grained powder or other solid materials to enable analysis by a...

Techs for License: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Variable Power Handheld Laser Torch

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

Shape Memory Alloys

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...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Joint Package with Overstrain Sensor

This flexible joint provides two degrees of freedom and a tremendous amount of compliance. The overstrain sensor joint has a passive and...

Automated Vision Test

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

Model-Based Prognostics For Batteries

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

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