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2012-09-28 10:13:16

NASA Technology Days, a three-day public technology showcase, will take place at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center Nov. 28-30. The space technology showcase will bring together stakeholders from industry, academia and the U.S. government to engage in strategy development, partnership building and methods of fostering technology transfer and innovation. NASA Tech Days attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the agency's technology programs for space science,...

2012-09-25 06:20:10

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is set to begin its third annual NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest to help raise student awareness and understanding of NASA technologies and their many benefits to the public and our everyday lives. Registration for the contest is open from September 28 to December 15, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest is held each year to teach students that...

2012-09-13 10:21:53

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to NASA Langley Research Center's open house on Saturday, Sept. 22, will have a chance to explore tomorrow, not only in the facility's research labs, but with NASA's Journey to Tomorrow trailer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The traveling exhibit, coming from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, will offer participants a chance to experience a...

2012-06-21 05:29:49

In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency's new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business. NASA's Technology Transfer Portal provides an Internet-based one-stop front door to the agency's unique intellectual property assets available for technology transfer and infusion into America's new technology and innovation-driven economy. NASA's Technology Transfer Program allows research and development...

2012-06-20 10:20:33

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency's new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Technology Transfer Portal provides an Internet-based one-stop front door to the agency's unique intellectual property assets available for technology transfer and infusion into...

2012-05-31 10:20:26

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities focused on innovative, early-stage space technologies that will improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Each of these technology areas requires dramatic improvements over existing capabilities for future science and human exploration missions. Early stage, or low...

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2012-05-23 17:13:48

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com King of trivia Alex Trebek is featured in a new NASA public service announcement that was released on Wednesday. Trebek says in the announcement that much of the technologies people rely on in our daily lives come from those developed by NASA for space exploration. NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck announced the new Trebek video during a NASA-Cleveland "Adopt a City" manufacturing initiative event in Cleveland. "It's an honor to...

2012-05-23 10:21:16

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The king of quiz shows, Alex Trebek, is helping answer the question, "How does NASA affect our daily lives?" The host of the long-running syndicated program "Jeopardy" is featured in a new public service announcement released Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In the video, Trebek points out that much of the technologies we rely on in our daily lives come from those developed by NASA for space...

Webb Telescope Spinoff Technologies Already Seen In Some Industries
2012-04-20 03:38:40

[ Watch the Video ] A critical component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new technology. Much of the technology for the Webb had to be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to see farther back in time. As with many NASA technological advances, some of the innovations are being used to benefit humankind in many other industries. The Webb telescope is the world's next-generation space observatory and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The most powerful...

2012-02-07 13:32:34

NASA's Spinoff 2011 publication, now available online, reveals how the space agency's ingenuity and partnerships have saved thousands of lives, generated billions of dollars, and created thousands of American jobs. The latest edition of Spinoff records 44 journeys of NASA's most innovative technologies. It chronicles their origins in NASA missions and programs and their transfer to the public in the form of practical commercial products and benefits to society. "This year's Spinoff...