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NASA’s "Spinoffs" Help Make Life Better on Earth


Feb. 3, 2006, “Spinoff 2005,” NASA’s publication featuring the agency’s latest technological innovations transferred to the commercial market is available in both print and online editions.

Finding ways to apply cutting-edge technologies to life on Earth is one of the most important byproducts of NASA’s exploration and research. NASA developed many items people take for granted in day-to-day life.

“Spinoff 2005” highlights innovations such as an intelligent oven that allows people to start cooking dinner before they get home, via a cell phone, PDA, or Web connection. The oven is based on NASA developed computer technology. Another featured innovation is a fish-finding service based on NASA weather-forecasting tools. It provides up-to-date information about fish in U.S. coastal waters.

In addition to showcasing 47 products, “Spinoff 2005” explores NASA’s research and development activities that contribute to the Vision for Space Exploration. The publication covers NASA’s education and partnership successes and serves as a reference for the agency’s commercial technology network.

For the 1996 through 2005 Web versions of “Spinoff” visit:

For a free copy of “Spinoff 2005,” contact the National Technology Transfer Center at: (800) 678-6882. The free version will be available from the center as an interactive compact disc, complete with streaming video and Web links.


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