Short Bytes: If you kept wondering for hours after watching videos from ISS and got puzzled about the things that were used in the space stations, then your wait is over. NASA has recently released its 56 patented technologies for the public and some of them include carbon nanotubes, aerogels, smart rocket nozzle etc.
Some of the inventions that NASA shared into the public domains are impressive and a few of them include techniques for manufacturing carbon nanotubes, super-efficient rocket engine, and aerogels which can sustain harsh conditions in the space.
It should be noted that the NASA’s carbon nanotubes technology is almost 20 times cheaper than current techniques which are being used in the space technology.
On the other hand, aerogels are a diverse class of porous and solid materials with extreme materials properties. The futuristic version of aerogel is planned to capture comet dust in the space.
One of the most notable techniques which are opened up by NASA for the public is the ‘smart’ nozzle for turbine engines. The smart nozzle is known to improve the performance and efficiency of aircraft by a great degree.
All the above-mentioned technologies, which were released, were developed for the NASA’s space missions.
Speculations are high that some technologies like enriched baby food, portable cordless vacuums and memory foam mattresses might hit the commercial market soon.
Daniel Lockey, from NASA’s ‘Technology Transfer’ programme, says,
It is sure that these recently released technologies are surely going to help SpaceX, let’s wait and watch for the future.
If you are interested in knowing more about these awesome and cool technologies, here is the link to the patent portfolio from NASA.