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Spinoff 2008

 
Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

50 Years of NASA-Derived Technologies

Executive Summary

NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

Robotics Offer Newfound Surgical Capabilities

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In-Line Filtration Improves Hygiene and Reduces Expense

 
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LED Device Illuminates New Path to Healing

R&D 100 Award icon
 

Polymer Coats Leads on Implantable Medical Device

 

Lockable Knee Brace Speeds Rehabilitation

 

Robotic Joints Support Horses and Humans

R&D 100 Award icon
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Photorefraction Screens Millions for Vision Disorders

 

Periodontal Probe Improves Exams, Alleviates Pain

 

Magnetic Separator Enhances Treatment Possibilities

Transportation icon Transportation

 

Lithium Battery Power Delivers Electric Vehicles to Market

 

Advanced Control System Increases Helicopter Safety

 

Aerodynamics Research Revolutionizes Truck Design

 

Engineering Models Ease and Speed Prototyping

 

Software Performs Complex Design Analysis

Public Safety icon Public Safety

 

Space Suit Technologies Protect Deep-Sea Divers

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Fiber Optic Sensing Monitors Strain and Reduces Costs

Polymer Fabric Protects Firefighters, Military, and Civilians

 

Advanced X-Ray Sources Ensure Safe Environments

Consumer, Home, and Recreation icon Consumer, Home, and Recreation

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Wireless Fluid-Level Measurement System Equips Boat Owners

 

Mars Cameras Make Panoramic Photography a Snap

 

Experiments Advance Gardening at Home and in Space

 

Space Age Swimsuit Reduces Drag, Breaks Records

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Immersive Photography Renders 360° Views

 

Historic Partnership Captures Our Imagination

 

Outboard Motor Maximizes Power and Dependability

 

Space Research Fortifies Nutrition Worldwide

 

Aerogels Insulate Missions and Consumer Products

Environmental and Agricultural Resources icon Environmental and Agricultural Resources

 

Computer Model Locates Environmental Hazards

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Battery Technology Stores Clean Energy

 

Robots Explore the Farthest Reaches of Earth and Space

 

Portable Nanomesh Creates Safer Drinking Water

 

Innovative Stemless Valve Eliminates Emissions

 
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Web-Based Mapping Puts the World at Your Fingertips

 

Program Assists Satellite Designers

 

Water-Based Coating Simplifies Circuit Board Manufacturing

 

Software Schedules Missions, Aids Project Management

 

Software Analyzes Complex Systems in Real Time

 

Wireless Sensor Network Handles Image Data

 

Virtual Reality System Offers a Wide Perspective

 

Software Simulates Sight: Flat Panel Mura Detection

 

Inductive System Monitors Tasks

 

Mars Mapping Technology Brings Main Street to Life

 

Intelligent Memory Module Overcomes Harsh Environments

 

Integrated Circuit Chip Improves Network Efficiency

Industrial Productivity icon Industrial Productivity

 

Novel Process Revolutionizes Welding Industry

 

Sensors Increase Productivity in Harsh Environments

 

Portable Device Analyzes Rocks and Minerals

 

NASA Design Strengthens Welds

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Polyimide Boosts High-Temperature Performance

 

 

NASA Innovation Builds Better Nanotubes

 

Aeronautics and Space Activities

Education News

Partnership News

Innovative Partnerships Program

 

R&D 100 Award icon
Denotes that R&D 100 Magazine has awarded the technology with its R&D 100 Award.

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Indicates that the Space Foundation has inducted the technology into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

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