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These NASA Inventions Are Saving Thousands of Lives on Earth

April 27, 2016 When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the U.S. space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet. NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the technologies...

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How NASA Accidentally Found a Way to Make Buildings Safer During Earthquakes

February 22, 2016 NASA technologists are typically focused on making it safe for humans to explore outer space. Now the space agency says it’s found a way to make earthquakes safer for people on the ground. NASA developed a new stabilizing technology, known as the LOX Damper, in 2013 after working on a...