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NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
2011-11-19 04:00:41

Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring them safely back to Earth. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will use advanced compound semiconductor materials to develop new technologies for the High Operating Temperature Infrared Sensor Demonstration. The higher the temperature at which an...

NASA Announces 2011 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest
2011-11-16 06:02:10

NASA is kicking off its second annual NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest to raise student awareness of how NASA technologies provide benefits to the public. Registration for the contest is open until January 3, 2012. The NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest emphasizes the similarities between the popular OPTIMUS PRIME character from Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS brand and NASA technologies now being used back on Earth. Last year´s contest brought video submissions from over 190...

2011-09-18 05:08:23

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology required for future missions, while proving the capabilities and lowering the cost of government and commercial space activities. "NASA's Game Changing Technology Development program uses a rolling selection process to mature new, potentially transformative technologies from low to moderate technology readiness levels -- from the...

2011-05-26 11:58:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Langley Research Center will outfit the Space Exploration House featured at the Tidewater Builders Association's Spring Homearama in Virginia Beach, May 28 - June 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The house, located in the Eagle's Nest community, will highlight more than 20 commercial products that incorporate NASA developed technologies into their design or manufacture. A commercial version of...

2011-04-27 16:17:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Germantown, Md., student was chosen as one of the winners of the 2010 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award. The contest encouraged students to produce short, creative videos about their favorite technology from NASA's Spinoff 2009 Publication. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The winning video for sixth through eighth grades was created by "Dahlia" Senthilnathan Huh of the Roberto Clemente Middle School...

2011-04-27 16:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Orlando students were chosen as winners of the 2010 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award. The contest encouraged students to produce short, creative videos about their favorite technology from NASA's Spinoff 2009 Publication. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The winning video for third through fifth grades was created by Juliana Sanchez, Samantha Herrod, Isaliz Gonzalez, and Grace Romano, four students...

2011-04-15 15:40:00

HOUSTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rotating device developed by NASA inventors to grow better living tissue specimens was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame Thursday, April 14. The Space Foundation honored the NASA team who created the device, which promises help for several diseases, during a ceremony at the 27th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Developed in 1986 by a group of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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