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3D Audio System

Ames Research Center research into virtual reality led to the development of the Convolvotron, a high speed digital audio processing system that delivers three-dimensional sound over headphones. It consists of a two-card set designed for use with a personal computer. The Convolvotron's primary...
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A Boon for Bone Research

NASA studies for astronaut health in long-term space missions led to the development of the Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer (MRTA), a research tool for astronaut disuse, osteoporosis and related bone disorders among the general population. Ames Research Center and Stanford University generated...
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A Coating That Cools and Cuts Costs

To enable low-cost space access for advanced exploration vehicles, Ames Research Center invented and patented a protective coating for ceramic materials (PCCM) in 1994. Wessex received a license for PCCM in 1996 and initially applied it to building materials for firewall applications. Through...
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A Cool Tool for Deicing Planes

Nicknamed the ice zapper the Electro Expulsive Separation System (EESS) is an aircraft ice removal system that pulverizes ice and removes layers of ice as thin as frost or as thick as an inch of glaze according to the principle inventor of the technology. Patented by NASA's Ames Research Center,...
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A Genuine TEAM Player

Qualtech Systems, Inc. developed a complete software system with capabilities of multisignal modeling, diagnostic analysis, run-time diagnostic operations, and intelligent interactive reasoners. Commercially available as the TEAMS (Testability Engineering and Maintenance System) tool set, the...
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A History of High-Performance Computing

To construct the latest NASA supercomputer, Columbia, the Space Agency tapped into years of supercomputing experience, dating as far back as the early 1980s, when computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer codes originated, and as recent as 2004, when the Agency adopted novel immersive...
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A Method to Design and Prepare Graphene-based Nanocomposites with Multi-Functional Applications: Using In Silico Design to Guide Experimental Fabrication

Material engineering has led to an abundance of new materials with novel properties. A major barrier to the development of new useful materials is the process of testing compositions by trial and error. These inventors describe a “materials by design” paradigm that can be applied to quickly predict...

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