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  1. Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere

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    NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon.
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  2. Media Spun Up on NASA Cutting-edge Mars Landing Technology

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    NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into...
  3. NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta

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    NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one...
  4. A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets

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    Astronomers mine data from the Planck and Herschel missions to find a treasure chest of galaxy clusters.



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  5. Balance Devices Train Golfers for a Consistent Swing

    Abstract: As part of the effort to understand the effects of spaceflight on astronauts, NASA funded research that resulted in a commercial product to treat balance disorders. West Palm Beach,...
  6. LEDs Illuminate Bulbs for Better Sleep, Wake Cycles

    Abstract: Life on the International Space Station (ISS) wreaks havoc on an astronautís biological rhythms, and one way NASA mitigates the problem is through the use of LED lighting to alternately...
  7. Landsat Imagery Enables Global Studies of Surface Trends

    Abstract: Landsat 8 is the latest in the NASA-developed series of satellites that have provided a continuous picture of Earth for more than 40 years. Mountain View, California-based Google has...
  8. Satellite Data Inform Forecasts of Crop Growth

    Abstract: During a Stennis Space Center-led program called Ag 20/20, an engineering contractor developed models for using NASA satellite data to predict crop yield. The model was eventually sold to...
  9. Activity Monitors Help Users Get Optimum Sun Exposure

    Abstract: Goddard scientist Shahid Aslam was investigating alternative methods for measuring extreme ultraviolet radiation on the Solar Dynamics Observatory when he hit upon semiconductors that...
  10. Remote Sensing Technologies Mitigate Drought

    Abstract: Ames Research Center has partnered with the California Department of Water Resources to develop satellite-based technologies to mitigate drought conditions. One project aims to help water...
  11. Ruggedized Spectrometers Are Built for Tough Jobs

    Abstract: The Mars Curiosity Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, analyzes the elemental composition of materials on the Red Planet by using a spectrometer to measure the wavelengths of light...
  12. Magnetic Fluids Deliver Better Speaker Sound Quality

    Abstract: In the 1960s, Glenn Research Center developed a magnetized fluid to draw rocket fuel into spacecraft engines while in space. Sony has incorporated the technology into its line of slim...
  13. Laser Imaging Video Camera Sees Through Fire, Fog, Smoke

    Abstract: Under a series of SBIR contracts with Langley Research Center, inventor Richard Billmers refined a prototype for a laser imaging camera capable of seeing through fire, fog, smoke, and other...
  14. Underwater Adhesives Retrofit Pipelines with Advanced Sensors

    Abstract: Houston-based Astro Technology Inc. used a partnership with Johnson Space Center to pioneer an advanced fiber-optic monitoring system for offshore oil pipelines. The company's underwater...
  15. 3D Lasers Increase Efficiency, Safety of Moving Machines

    Abstract: Canadian company Neptec Design Group Ltd. developed its Laser Camera System, used by shuttles to render 3D maps of their hulls for assessing potential damage. Using NASA funding, the firm...
  16. Air Revitalization System Enables Excursions to the Stratosphere

    Abstract: Paragon Space Development Corporation, based in Tucson, Arizona has had a long history of collaboration with NASA, including developing a modular air purification system under the...
  17. Bioreactor Yields Extracts for Skin Cream

    Abstract: Johnson Space Flight Center researchers created a unique rotating-wall bioreactor that simulates microgravity conditions, spurring innovations in drug development and medical research....
  18. Probes Measure Gases for Environmental Research

    Abstract: NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite will make the first space-based measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. In support of the mission, Goddard Space Flight Center...
  19. Private Astronaut Training Prepares Commercial Crews of Tomorrow

    Abstract: A new company that includes a handful of former NASA personnel is already taking applications for the first comprehensive commercial astronaut training approved by the Federal Aviation...
  20. Portable Planetariums Teach Science

    Abstract: With the Internet proving to be the wave of the future, in the 1990s Johnson Space Center awarded grants to Rice University in Houston for developing the world's first Internet-accessible...
  21. Low-Cost Sensors Deliver Nanometer-Accurate Measurements

    Abstract: As part of a unique partnership program, Kennedy Space Center collaborated with a nearby business school to allow MBA students to examine and analyze the market potential for a selection of...
  22. Metalworking Techniques Unlock a Unique Alloy

    Abstract: Approached by West Hartford, Connecticut-based Abbot Ball Company, Glenn Research Center agreed to test an intriguing alloy called Nitinol 60 that had been largely unused for a half...
  23. Electrical Monitoring Devices Save on Time and Cost

    Abstract: In order to protect the Solar Dynamics Observatory's instruments from blowing their fuses and being rendered unusable, Goddard Space Flight Center worked with Micropac Industries Inc.,...
  24. Dry Lubricant Smooths the Way for Space Travel, Industry

    Abstract: Reviving industry standards for coating parts in tungsten disulfide, a dry lubricant developed for the Mariner space probes managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1960s and '70s,...
  25. Gas Conversion Systems Reclaim Fuel for Industry

    Abstract: A human trip to Mars will require astronauts to utilize resources on the Red Planet to generate oxygen and fuel for the ride home, among other things. Lakewood, Colorado-based Pioneer...
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