Based on technology developed to protect astronauts against extreme temperature fluctuations in space, Outlast Smart Fabric Technology fibers, fabrics and foams contain micro encapsulated phase change materials called Thermocules that absorb, store and release heat.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has given the world amazing images of the distant stars, planets, and galaxies. The cutting edge imaging technology that enhances the Hubble images also extends its benefits to life here on Earth, from deciphering previously unreadable portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls to improving digital mammographies for advanced cancer detection. This imaging technology is now helping physicians to perform microinvasive arthroscopic surgery, which is the visual examination of an interior joint such as the knee. Arthroscopy is widely held as the diagnostic gold standard. Now space image enhancement technology has been brought down to Earth to make the process more accurate and efficient.
The demand safe water is growing as consumers become more aware of waterborne pathogens.
Used in a space exploration support role, hyperspectral sensors capture reflected energy from observed objects, which is then analyzed to identify attributes not otherwise visible.