Author Archives: Karen Hiser

NASA Introduces an All-Electric Advanced Magnetostrictive Regulator and Valve

Innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a set of unique magnetostrictive (MS) technologies that the agency’s technology transfer program is making available for licensing. Combining MS-based sensors with a newly designed MS-based valve, NASA innovators developed a … Continue reading

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Introducing a Nervous System for Your Business Information

NASA Ames’ PMT software enables seamless info transmission between programs PMT acts as the nervous system of business information across complex organizations, making data dissemination seamless, consistent, and timely for truly meaningful connections. Innovators at NASA’s Ames Research Center have … Continue reading

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Space-Age Data Integration, XML style

NASA Ames’s NETMARK offers advanced XML database integration for unstructured documents NASA’s Ames Research Center is looking for licensees for its NETMARK software, a powerful application development tool that can handle integration of structured, semi-structured, and even unstructured documents using … Continue reading

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Does Water Freeze on Mount Everest?

Temperatures on a “good” summer day on Mount Everest typically hover at -15 degrees Fahrenheit , with wind chills plunging the perceived temperature to a bone-chilling -63 °F. Fortunately, Scott Parazynski—former NASA astronaut, medical doctor, and alpine climber—climbed Everest using … Continue reading

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Making Search Work Like Your Brain

NASA Ames’ Perilog software improves search results for data mining applications Perilog overcomes the shortcomings of traditional search methods by discovering contextual associations between words and phrases. Innovators at NASA’s Ames Research Center have patented Perilog software, an advanced contextual … Continue reading

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Keeping the Skies Safe

NASA Ames’s Perilog software benefits government and commercial aviation safety and holds promise for data mining improvements for other industries A contextual search tool from NASA’s Ames Research Center, Perilog software provides data mining capabilities to the Aviation Safety Reporting … Continue reading

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NASA’s New Drill Bit Takes a Load Off Construction Jobs

Self-Advancing, Step-Tap Drill Bit Used for Space Shuttle Repair Is Ideal for Industrial and Aerospace Use Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed the cutting edge of cutting an edge—a patented, self-advancing, step-tap drill bit. Originally developed for Space … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City

Our initial introduction of the High Altitude Hydration System to the outdoor industry was a resounding success. I managed to cram no fewer than 18 meetings into my two days at the show. Opinions among manufacturers, retailers and end-users were … Continue reading

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Live from the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City

I’m live blogging today from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City. Fuentek is here to demonstrate the high altitude hydration system designed by former astronaut Scott Parazynski. Yesterday I met with seven retailers to demonstrate the system … Continue reading

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Keeping Hydrated at High Altitudes

Former astronaut co-invents system for harsh environments Extreme condition clothing: Scott Parazynski’s Mt. Everest gear is on display at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Parazynski is the only person to fly into space and climb Mt. Everest. The High … Continue reading

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