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"NASA Flywheel" for iPad

Augmented reality application intended to highlight NASA Glenn's research efforts in the area of flywheel energy storage systems. The app utilizes a printed optical target, available on the GRC Flywheel Program brochure and through the NASA Glenn web portal, to present users with 3D views of...
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A Giant Step in Jetliner Propulsion

GE Aircraft's GE90 is a high bypass turbofan jetliner engine capable of well over 84,700 pounds thrust. The turbofan is a propulsion system that compresses some of the air taken in, burns it in a combuster and expells it to generate power for driving the fan and compressor. A greater amount of air...
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A Lifetime of Shine

Moen Incorporated identified a market need for more durable polished brass plumbing fixtures. NASA's Glenn Research Center is a leader in surface coating technology, which enhances the physical properties of a wide range of materials. The collaborative efforts of Glenn and Moen resulted in a new...
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A Look from the Inside

The cutting-edge imaging technology that enhances NASA's Hubble Space Telescope images is now helping physicians to perform micro-invasive arthroscopic surgery, which is the visual examination of an interior joint. Through a Space Act Agreement with Glenn Research Center, Micro Medical Devices, Inc...
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A Powerful New Engine

Through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from NASA's Glenn Research Center, Moller International created a new coating for rotary engines, which significantly improves the fuel consumption of a vehicle while reducing emissions. The new coatings are offered in the new RotapowerR...
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A Solution in Search of Problems

Ferrofluids offered vast-problem solving potential. Under license for the NASA technology, Dr. Ronald Moskowitz and Dr. Ronald Rosensweig formed Ferrofluids Corporation. First problem they found a solution for was related to the manufacture of semiconductor chips" for use in electronic systems...
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A Tread" Ahead of the Competition"

Through a consortium formed by NASA's Glenn Research Center and the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center, Goodyear acquired a software use agreement for NASA's Micromechanics Analysis Code (MAC), in an effort to design stronger and safer tires. Based on the Generalized Method of Cells...

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