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Denotes that R&D Magazine has awarded the technology with its “R&D 100” award.

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

Signifies that the technology has been named as a NASA “Invention of the Year.”

Designates that the software has been named as a NASA “Software of the Year.”



Health and Medicine

Bioreactors Drive Advances in Tissue Engineering

Tooling Techniques Enhance Medical Imaging

Ventilator Technologies Sustain Critically Injured Patients

Protein Innovations Advance Drug Treatments, Skin Care

Mass Analyzers Facilitate Research on Addiction

Frameworks Coordinate Scientific Data Management


Cameras Improve Navigation for Pilots, Drivers

Integrated Design Tools Reduce Risk, Cost

Advisory Systems Save Time, Fuel for Airlines

Modeling Programs Increase Aircraft Design Safety

Fly-by-Wire Systems Enable Safer, More Efficient Flight

Public Safety

Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

Simulation Tools Model Icing for Aircraft Design

Information Systems Coordinate Emergency Management

Imaging Systems Provide Maps for U.S. Soldiers

High-Pressure Systems Suppress Fires in Seconds

Alloy-Enhanced Fans Maintain Fresh Air in Tunnels

Consumer Goods

Control Algorithms Charge Batteries Faster

Software Programs Derive Measurements from Photographs

Retrofits Convert Gas Vehicles into Hybrids

NASA Missions Inspire Online Video Games

Monitors Track Vital Signs for Fitness and Safety

Thermal Components Boost Performance of HVAC Systems

Energy and Environment

World Wind Tools Reveal Environmental Change

Analyzers Measure Greenhouse Gasses, Airborne Pollutants

Remediation Technologies Eliminate Contaminants

Receivers Gather Data for Climate Research, Weather Prediction

Coating Processes Boost Performance of Solar Cells

Analyzers Provide Water Security in Space and on Earth

Catalyst Substrates Remove Contaminants, Produce Fuel

Rocket Engine Innovations Advance Clean Energy

Information Technology

Technologies Render Views of Earth for Virtual Navigation

Content Platforms Meet Data Storage, Retrieval Needs

Tools Ensure Reliability of Critical Software

Electronic Handbooks Simplify Process Management

Software Innovations Speed Scientific Computing

Controller Chips Preserve Microprocessor Function

Industrial Productivity

Nanotube Production Devices Expand Research Capabilities

Custom Machines Advance Composite Manufacturing

Polyimide Foams Offer Superior Insulation

Beam Steering Devices Reduce Payload Weight

Models Support Energy-Saving Microwave Technologies

Materials Advance Chemical Propulsion Technology

High-Temperature Coatings Offer Energy Savings

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