10 Everyday NASA Inventions
Clear ceramic braces come from translucent polycrystalline alumina
TPA is incredibly strong & was used by NASA to protect infrared detectors.
Foodstuffs developed for the apollo missions & now sold worldwide.
Such food retains 98% of it's nutritional value but weight 80% less.
These thermometers use infrared sensors to measure heat given off by the eardrum.
NASA developed the technology to monitor the temperature of stars.
Using rubber covered in tiny grooves reduces drag & makes swimsuits 10% faster.
NASA originally used these riblets in aerospace components.
Created for NASA aircraft seats to soften landing & now used in mattresses.
Returns to its original shape even if compressed to 10% of its size.
The viking landers parachutes used a material 5 times stronger than steel.
This technology helped to extend the life of road tires by 10000 miles.
Scratch resistant Lenses
Astronauts visors used a diamond like carbon coating to prevent scratches.
Now used to give glasses 10 times the conventional scratch resistance
Adjustable Smoke Dectector
These alarm have various sensitivity levels to prevent false alarms.
They were developed for use on the skylab space station.
Domestic water filter systems are derived from those used on the apollo spacecraft.
Those used filters that sanitized water via silver ionization.
In order to take samples the moon landings required drills.
Cordless barttery powered tools were born.