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Old 02-01-2018, 10:28 AM   #1
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Spinoff 2018

NASA has published its 2018 version of the Spinoff book detailing space technology that is in use down here on Earth. You can get a free digital download here:

https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2018/index.html

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In Spinoff 2018, you'll learn how:
+ Ultra-sensitive radar technology used to detect gravity fluctuations was repurposed to identify the vital signs of disaster survivors trapped under rubble;
+ A technique developed to preserve plants in a spacecraft led to devices that eliminate bacteria, viruses, molds and volatile organic compounds from air, surfaces and even laundry;
+ One company's work on high-speed stereo photogrammetry for space shuttle analysis now enables low-cost, highly-accurate materials
testing to improve designs for everything from running shoes to jetliners.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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Thanks - just DL'd it, will read later.

That reminded me that I used to get NASA's "Tech Briefs", and I juust checked and that is still available on-line:

https://www.techbriefs.com/

I recall Tech Briefs often had some simple "down to Earth" solutions for problems that could be applicable to general manufacturing - which was one of the points of the publication.

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