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2011-03-28 06:45:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation is everywhere. Well, at least the word "innovation" is everywhere. Every company, government and entrepreneur wants to be innovative. Unfortunately, for most, it is normally not that simple. President Obama, recognizing the need for change within the U.S., is focusing on innovation with his references to our need for more innovative processes and his frequent statement of, "We must innovate to win the future." David...

2011-03-10 14:39:20

NASA is seeking partner organizations to manage the agency's upcoming Night Rover and Nano-Satellite Launcher Centennial Challenges. NASA's Centennial Challenges are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding. The challenges are extended to individuals, groups and companies working outside the traditional aerospace industry. Unlike most contracts or grants, awards only are made after solutions are successfully demonstrated....

2011-01-12 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun has announced the appointment of Michael J. Gazarik as the agency's deputy chief technologist. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Gazarik will be a key member of the office responsible for coordination, integration and tracking of all technology investments across the agency, as well as management of NASA's Space Technology programs. "I'm delighted Mike has agreed to come...

2011-01-06 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) honored NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The award is given annually to someone who has performed notably and distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics. Braun was recognized for significantly advancing the understanding of the challenge of...

2010-12-29 15:20:03

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011. The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's Office...

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2010-12-22 13:57:28

Curious how a device designed to produce fuel and oxygen on Mars transformed into a source of clean energy right here on Earth? The 2010 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication is now available online, highlighting new innovations and notable examples of NASA technology improving everyday life on our home planet. Spinoff provides an in-depth look at how the agency's initiatives in aeronautics and space exploration have resulted in beneficial commercial technologies in the fields of...

2010-12-22 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curious how a device designed to produce fuel and oxygen on Mars transformed into a source of clean energy right here on Earth? The 2010 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication is now available online, highlighting new innovations and notable examples of NASA technology improving everyday life on our home planet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Spinoff provides an in-depth look at how the agency's...

2010-10-25 06:35:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In these days of economic dislocation and ongoing downsizing and offshoring, it is more important than ever that job creation be driven by the success of the startup entrepreneur and the resulting expansion of U.S.-based technology and product innovation. Based on a review of thousands of U.S.-based early stage startup companies, David Croslin, former Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard and author of Innovate the Future, says that a...

2010-10-19 08:21:49

NASA selected 215 proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards in the Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $129 million. NASA will award the contracts to 162 small high technology firms in 35 states. The SBIR program works with NASA's mission directorates to competitively select ventures that address research and technology needs for agency programs and projects. "Investing in small businesses innovations...

2010-09-08 14:18:07

NASA is seeking information from potential partners who could provide no-cost brokerage services for intellectual property transactions, such as patent brokering, to help transfer NASA-owned technologies into the U.S. marketplace. "Technology transfer always has been an important objective of America's aeronautics and space program," said NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "We want to accelerate the agency's efforts to get groundbreaking technologies and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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