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Seeing is Communicating
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Eye-tracking technology supported by NASA makes ‘talking’ possible for people who can’t.

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NASA Solar Sail Technology Passes Crucial Deployment Test
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By Wayne Smith In his youth, NASA technologist Les Johnson was riveted by the 1974 novel “The Mote in God’s…

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NASA’s New Experimental Antenna Tracks Deep Space Laser
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Capable of receiving both radio frequency and optical signals, the DSN’s hybrid antenna has tracked and decoded the downlink laser…

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NASA’s Fission Surface Power Project Energizes Lunar Exploration
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NASA is wrapping up the initial phase of its Fission Surface Power Project, which focused on developing concept designs for a…

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BioNutrients: A Five-Year Experiment in Space Nears Completion
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NASA’s bio-manufacturing experiment called BioNutrients is testing a way to use microorganisms to produce on-demand nutrients that will be critical for human…

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NASA Space Tech Spinoffs Benefit Earth Medicine, Moon to Mars Tools
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As NASA innovates for the benefit of all, what the agency develops for exploration has the potential to evolve into…

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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA is announcing 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge, a nationwide contest to engage students in technology,…

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NASA Invests in Small Business Tech to Advance Alternative Fuels, More
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Transitioning cutting-edge research from the lab to life-changing technology in the market is no easy feat and the cost of…

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Robot Team Builds High-Performance Digital Structure for NASA
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Greater than the sum of its parts: NASA tests the capability of a system that includes simple robots, structural building…

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