10 Everyday NASA Inventions

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NUMBER 10

Invisible braces

Clear ceramic braces come from translucent polycrystalline alumina

TPA is incredibly strong & was used by NASA to protect infrared detectors.

NUMBER 9

Freexe-dried Meals
Foodstuffs developed for the apollo missions & now sold worldwide.
Such food retains 98% of it's nutritional value but weight 80% less.

NUMBER 8

Ear Thermometer
These thermometers use infrared sensors to measure heat given off by the eardrum.
NASA developed the technology to monitor the temperature of stars.

NUMBER 7

Swimsuits
Using rubber covered in tiny grooves reduces drag & makes swimsuits 10% faster.
NASA originally used these riblets in aerospace components.

NUMBER 6

Memory Foam
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.

NUMBER 5

Long-life tires
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.

NUMBER 4

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

NUMBER 3

Adjustable Smoke Dectector
These alarm have various sensitivity levels to prevent false alarms.
They were developed for use on the skylab space station.

NUMBER 2

Water Filters
Domestic water filter systems are derived from those used on the apollo spacecraft.
Those used filters that sanitized water via silver ionization.

NUMBER 1

Cordless Tools
In order to take samples the moon landings required drills.
Cordless barttery powered tools were born.

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