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NASA may be a driving force behind space exploration, but it's also been behind many of the world's top inventions. It's true: the space agency is responsible for much more than the landing astronauts on the moon. Did you know they have more than 6,300 patents with the U.S. government? Not only do NASA scientists spend their time looking to the stars for answers, they're consistently embedded in laboratories inventing new technologies by asking questions. The scratch-resistant lens in your glasses, water filter on your faucet and fire-fighting equipment used to save your life all exist courtesy of experimentation at NASA. The same inventors who brought you mattress foam in the 1970s also invented a new texture-detecting Mars rover in 2013 (and played golf on the moon in 1969).

NASA has not only progressively pushed the boundaries of science and space exploration, they have contributed countless inventions we know and use in everyday life to the world. From prosthetic limbs to personal flying machines, NASA's limitless imaginations knows no bounds. With this playlist, your doesn't have to either.

SciShow Space shares four wonderful things that you probably use every day, all made possible by NASA technology. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Thanks Tank Tumblr: Sources:
10 Everyday NASA Inventions They may have sent a man to the moon but perhaps NASA's greatest achievements are these 10 everyday inventions. Music = Artificial Life by Jason Pedder, Jeff Dale and Ben Ziapour Videos in the Endcard: 10 Deadliest Poisons Known To 'Humanity' - 10 Things That Make You A 90s Kid - 10 Common Myths About Weed - 10 Strange Discoveries On Google Earth - 10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions - 10 Things You Didn't Know About YouTube -
Complete Premium video at: Dr. Charles Camarda, senior advisor for innovation at NASA, explains the challenges of fostering new ideas in an organization where even small mistakes can lead to disaster. "You have to have this environment where you have permission to fail, and permission to dissent" he says. "Some failures are very much necessary." ----- DR. CHARLES CAMARDA Senior Advisor for Innovation, NASA ELLIOT SCHRAGE Vice-president, Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, Facebook ALEXANDRA DRANE Founder and President, ELIZA AVNER RONEN Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Boxee Moderator: TOM STANDAGE Digital Editor, The Economist The Ideas Economy is an online forum that convenes experts from around the world on the subjects of innovation, intelligent infrastructure, information, and human potential. Based on a series of live events from The Economist, The Ideas Economy attracts a community of active participants from business, government, non-profits and the academy who are interested in collaborating to solve global challenges, develop new ideas, and contribute to human progress.
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Next year, NASA will be sending an inflatable spacecraft to the ISS! Why are we using inflatable spacecrafts instead of the traditional spacecrafts? Trace explains how using inflatable objects will open up many new doors in space! Follow DNews on Twitter: Follow Trace on Twitter: Read More: NASA's Original Inflatable Space Station "This week, NASA announced that crews aboard the International Space Station will soon test an inflatable space module in orbit." NASA Buys Private Inflatable Room for Space Station "NASA has officially signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station, space agency officials confirmed today (Jan. 11)." Bigelow Aerospace "Since 1999 our mission has been to provide affordable options for spaceflight to national space agencies and corporate clients." Micrometeoroid "A micrometeoroid is a tiny meteoroid; a small particle of rock in space, usually weighing less than a gram." Inside NASA's Deal for an Inflatable Space Station Room "A new deal between NASA and a commercial spaceflight company to add a privately built module to the International Space Station could lead to future uses of the novel space technology beyond low-Earth orbit, space agency and company officials say." Inflatable Space Stations of Bigelow Aerospace (Infographic) "Bigelow Aerospace is designing a plug-in module to expand living space on the International Space Station." NASA to Test Bigelow Expandable Module on Space Station "NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Jan. 16 a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology." How Inflatable Spacecraft Will Work "The use of space inflatables won't be limited to unmanned spacecraft and telescopes." NASA to BEAM Up Inflatable Space Station Module "More details have emerged on NASA's plan to add the first commercial module to the International Space Station, an inflatable room built by Bigelow Aerospace." Blown up in orbit "The International Space Station (ISS) is mankind's holiday house in the sky." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Tara Long on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:
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NASA is looking for those who are willing to walk a new path. Their Centennial Challenges competition program offers multi-million dollar prizes to citizen inventors. This successful prize program has contributed innovative solutions to NASA problems by reaching out to nontraditional audiences. Here, Sam Ortega, a program manager for NASA's Centennial Challenges, explains the project and program in detail.
NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist will complement the technology development activities within NASA's Mission Directorates, leveraging synergies between them, and delivering forward-reaching technology solutions for future NASA science and exploration missions, and significant national needs. Website NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (Space Technology Programs): or Release Date: 13 July 2010