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WTNASA Catalogs NASA’s Contributions Outside of Space Exploration

Next time you’re in an argument with a friend about the importance of the space program, hit up WTNASA for copious examples of how NASA research has leaked into (and improved) civilian life.

For example, did you know that research and technology that started at NASA has improved hurricane detection, created 99.9% efficient water filters, led to cheap infrared medical thermometers, and been the starting kernel behind memory foam mattresses?

Hit up the link below for more interesting facts.

What The NASA [via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/15/12

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