Category Archives: Available Techs & Partnership Opportunities

NASA Seeks Partner for Non-Destructive Evaluation for Friction Stir Welding

The Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is looking for a partner that can provide information and expertise to support a study of how defects are created during various friction stir welding (FSW) techniques. In addition, … Continue reading

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NASA Seeks Partner for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Composite Materials

The Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is looking for a partner that can provide information and expertise to support a study of how defects are created in composite materials during their fabrication, testing, and use. … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: NASA Technology Offers Expanded Sensing Capabilities for Dozens of Applications

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a novel position sensor with gap-sensing capabilities that, when combined with three other new technologies, provides a wide range of new sensor tools. Each of the technologies included in this suite provides a … Continue reading

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NASA’s High Altitude Hydration System Gets High Marks from R&D 100

An innovative technology developed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for harsh, cold, high-altitude conditions has reached a new height as a recent winner of a prestigious R&D 100 Award. The High Altitude Hydration System was originally conceived and designed by … Continue reading

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Portable Antenna Technology Benefiting Haiti Relief and Military Efforts Wins R&D 100 Award

A technology with roots in an ongoing technology transfer relationship with NASA’s Glenn Research Center is a recipient of an R&D 100 Award! The inflatable antenna from the GATR Technologies® company provides emergency Internet access, cell coverage, and phone lines … Continue reading

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R&D 100 Award Winning Spring Tire Makes Inroads for Innovation

Spring Tires are shown here mounted to NASA’s Scarab lunar roving vehicle. A successful collaborative effort between NASA’s Glenn Research Center and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company resulted in the Spring Tire, a recent winner of a prestigious R&D … Continue reading

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Magnetic Bearing Reduces Friction for Axial Loads

NASA and private industry are striving to develop all-electric aircraft to reduce emissions, cut dependence on fossil fuels, and eliminate excessive maintenance costs linked to lubrication system failures. Essential to this effort is the development of low-friction bearings. As such, … Continue reading

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NASA Develops Composite Tank Designs Ideal for Cryogenic Liquids

Several new designs and fabrication methods developed by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center combine advances in performance with low-cost processes to enable economical production of strong, lightweight, adaptable, uniquely shaped, insulated, chemically resistant vessels and cryogenic tanks. Fuentek … Continue reading

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NASA Device Offers Faster Data Storage and Retrieval

A new data storage device developed and patented by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center uses high-density ferroelectric memory to store electronic information as a digital or analog signal and then convert it back to the original data format. … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Struggles Could Be Solved by NASA

As we continue to hear about the deteriorating conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and await word as to the exact cause of the BP oil spill, I am reminded of the many innovations emerging from NASA that can help … Continue reading

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