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.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 08/15/12