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NASA, IHMC develop robotic exoskeleton for space, possible use on Earth

Posted October 12, 2012 by

A new robotic space technology spinoff derived from NASA’s Robonaut 2 project someday may help astronauts stay healthier in space and aid paraplegics in walking here on Earth. Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, currently is working with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine…

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NASA signs agreement to develop nasal spray for motion sickness

Posted October 12, 2012 by

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and Epiomed Therapeutics Inc. of Irvine, Calif., have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize a NASA-crafted, fast-acting nasal spray to fight motion sickness. Under the Space Act Agreement, Epiomed will formulate the drug, called intranasal scopolamine, or INSCOP. Astronauts often experience motion sickness in space. As a result,…

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NASA releases interactive space communications mobile game app

Posted October 5, 2012 by

Just in time for World Space Week, NASA has released a new mobile application that challenges gamers to take on the role of a space communications network manager and puts them in charge of building a communications network to support scientific missions. The educational application, “Space Communications and Navigation: NetworKing,” was developed at NASA’s Ames…

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Army announces greatest inventions of 2011

Posted September 21, 2012 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Sept. 19. A team of combat veteran non-commissioned officers, as well as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command field-grade officers, reviewed and voted for the Army Greatest Inventions of 2011. Dale Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, commended the…

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First mobile app, Quakeshim share agency’s 2012 software award

Posted September 21, 2012 by

NASA’s first mobile application and software that models the behavior of earthquake faults to improve earthquake forecasting and our understanding of earthquake processes are co-winners of NASA’s 2012 Software of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative software technologies that significantly improve the agency’s exploration of space and maximize scientific discovery on Earth. Software engineers…

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Northrop Grumman-built NASA Global Hawks support hurricane missions from both U.S. coasts

Posted September 19, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman-built unmanned NASA Global Hawks will be able to better support environmental scientists during Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel missions.

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U.S. Military Academy seeks to enhance science, technology ties

Posted September 18, 2012 by by David McNally

The U.S. Military Academy produces 19 percent of the Army's officers each year, but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees - Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

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NASA seeks small business proposals for high tech R&D

Posted September 17, 2012 by

NASA is seeking proposals for its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs that will create the new technologies needed to enable the agency’s future missions while benefiting America. The SBIR and STTR Programs are designed to provide small businesses and nonprofit research institutions with opportunities to compete for federal research and…

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NASA selects advanced robotics projects for development

Posted September 17, 2012 by

NASA has selected eight advanced robotics projects that will enable the agency’s future missions while supporting the Obama administration’s National Robotics Initiative. The projects, ranging from technologies for improving robotic planetary rovers to humanoid robotic systems, will support the development and use of robots for space exploration, as well as by manufacturers and businesses in…

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NASA offers opportunity to use communications testbed on space station

Posted September 14, 2012 by

NASA is announcing opportunities for academia, industry and government agencies to develop and carry out research and technology demonstrations on the International Space Station using the newly installed Space Communications and Navigation testbed. There are two announcements of opportunity. The SCAN Testbed Experiment Opportunity invites industry and other government agencies to enter into Space Act…

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