Your life is full of what NASA calls "spinoffs": ideas or products initially designed for NASA's particular (and particularly challenging) uses, but which trickled down to become commercial products. Of course, you may not recognize these items--there's no "made for NASA" sticker, and many of the iconic NASA products (Tang, Teflon, Velcro) weren't actually designed for or by NASA at all. But NASA-developed stuff is everywhere, from insulation to infant formula, from prostheses to fishing nets. Here are ten of our favorites that originated in the Shuttle program--the very program that just saw its last launch ever.Click here to see 10 ways Shuttle tech can be found right here on Earth.
Video Stabilization Software is DEFINITELY not a NASA innovation. Many video stabilizers have developed by universities and industry (Canon, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, etc) with no support or involvement by NASA whatsoever during 1980's and 1990's. You may still come across new algorithms for stabilization at the relevant computer vision conferences.
What else we can say than thanks for helping mankind and making our lives better.
In my imaginary mind, once up a time ago. Say 5 or 6 thousand years ago, you left your own planet and in your course of travel you landed on earth. You are stranded on earth. You are an advance race of extreme super knowledge; consider you are capable of traveling among the stars and planets. Now you are stranded on earth. You have the ability to live a extreme long time and put your essence in the living creatures of earth to maintain yourself. You bread with the animal and man. Many off spring are born and super human beings as well, with larger than normal brains and you give these beings super humans your knowledge and wisdom. You blend into the culture and support the local powers and religions. You need their help and not their fear. You know you will be here for a long time and you have to work with the recourse that is in front of you. You want to be found and communicate to your home world. You want your home world to find you. Maybe you breed with the animals and humans. Maybe you play with the genetics and create new breeds. You teach the locals engineers, science, writing, art, social physiology of balance and government. The peoples around you are growth oriented, positively motivated for work and working together as a society. You show these humans how to grow in culture and work together in balance and be the best they can be, male and female. You develop a matriarchal social thinking....... Recently as we ventured to Mars and put our telescopes and scientific interments at mars, we saw a mountain that has a face. Around the world it gains attention. And as a world we commented and focus much closer for an intelligent presence. Later we found it just to be shadows on a mountain and nothing more. Still a single oddity on a foreign landscape stood out among the heavens, at least for awhile in our imagination..... Now return to my story of imagination. Egypt, Pyramids are made of various different minerals, cap with different minerals, and cavities of granite aid touching flowing rivers of electrical conductivity. These Pyramids are aligned to certain stars in the sky are believe to produce different energies and harmonics of frequency. They are built with size and precision that we humans can not figure out till day. Now imagine you are a super power across the galaxy and you look back and see the intelligence of frequency beaming back at you, lights on a planet, and this light has a certain shape, power and frequency and it reflects the alignments of yourself, looking. It’s like looking at a mirror and asking to come home, come to me, save me, find me. It is possible they have come and left with our alien visitors long ago and left a legacy of the pyramids. Or our aliens are among us now, hidden from view and still waiting, say until the Mayan calendar ends in December 2012. Does this mean anything bad is going to happen? Does it mean anything will happen? I may go to my mail box and gather the mail as normal and go to work. I really have no idea.
The Mother star from heavens has already come and gather her children from earth long ago, come and gone. And we are only left with the culture it influence on Egypt and the Pyramids in the world and the surround it culture it influence. Though we can go back and see, what alignment these pyramids were align too and power our own earth satellite antennas and see what we hear or see. Maybe its a point in the heavens worth listening and watching too. We have satellite antennas pointing to the heavens now, hopping the hear something, maybe this vague evidence is a good reason to point in a direction; at least for a while… transmit too. Hawking believe the high knowledge would concur the lesser knowledge. I propose in this single point of direction in the sky, they were already here and help us and chose to leave us alone. While they were here, they left a little education too.
I wish I had better grammar, spelling. I do put my word in microsoft word first, but at times, it still is not enought, lol.
Read the book of Enoch, Read the other scriptures that were tossed out by the first Pope and original Catholic Church. Look at the hieroglyphics and see the other Gods that are part human and part animal.
The thing is simply for me, I believe my Dear Lord loves everyone on this earth and so is speaking to all of us. This then give meaning to all the other histories, cultures and religions on this earth. GOD LOVING EVERYONE is a very common them. Being selfish, makes it is so easy in our own culture and way of thinking to put on blinders and not see. I suggest read much of science, history, culture, various religions, know as much of our world, past, present, scientific, religious as possible. Read this all and you will find it all written before. Open you heart, mind, find your calm and spiritual knowledge and grow.
God is a higher knowledge. Heaven is describe in 3 ways, On earth, clouds and yes above.
Carbon dating is extremely corrupted by human contaminants. But if scientifically allowed and precicily engineer, we could drill a seem at or under the base of the foundation of a pyramid, sphinx and read the pollen or world carbons left in the cracks.... if we find the bottom of the pyramids and then carbon date, we can really find the date of the pyramids.
I mention Mr. Hawking earlier and I have say, I appoligize and did not quote him or his ideas or thoughts... I was going of my own interpretations of the medica.. I absolutely respect Mr. Hawking and I should have not said suggested anything by his name. I will let him always speak for himself. I do appoligize.
When I wrote: ".... Hawking believe the high knowledge would concur the lesser knowledge...." well I was just pulling that out of my knowledge of media and so forth or maybe inmagination. I was just wrong for saying that. I really really respect him and I should have not said that. I am sorry.
First, Mr. Hawking I do appoligize for assuming any thoughts or opinions you may have and posting them on this website. I hope you so accept my appoligy. Second, I recently have been watching a documenty on Netflix call the " Pyamid Code ". I do write my own comment on Popsci and occasionally some people say, I am talking out of my ass. I am just opinoating my own feelings and yes I got carried away tonight and say you name. I was wrong. I was wondering as the Space Shuttle is winding down and the USA budget is a crisis mode and most likely become smaller in many thingks, namely RD, what is your own projected idea of importance for the future and or your thoughts of the pyamids or what are your thoughts tonight, what are you watching on the TV or internet? God bless!
Respectively to you Mr. Hawking, I was watching the ' Sunday Morning" TV show as I usually do and after wich is a US new type show of politics. Yes, I do not remember the name, but I did watch it a while.... but it seems the USA has a budget deadline of this week or dropdead date of August 2nd. So speaking gloom and reduction or something bad is on the horizon, and if you want any sing R&D project to stay on the books, please elaborate, opinoate, or speak you mind. Goodnight, godless. I respect all you ideas and opinions. Numbers RULE! But I just am lucky to add.
Bubba, you are a smart guy/gal, I see your posts frequently on other articles and when I read them, I am thoroughly convinced you know what you are talking about. But this is a comment section, not a blog. If you are not going to stick to commenting on the immediate topic presented in the article, well... I can't say do anything because you are going to do what you wish anyway.
On that note, do you have a blog? I would very much like the link and would love to see your thoughts and lectures posted... elsewhere.
whether they've posted thoughtful comments in the past or not, i'd say the frightening display of incoherence up top obliterates any notion of sanity on their part.
I do not have a blog. On many occasions I have bad spelling and gramar. I do tend to comment long and go off on tangets and this at times annoys people and like to comment this PoPSci, its about science. But science does not exist for science sake. Science turns and reflects towards humanity; it becomes a social too and we use it socially. Many people do say focus on just science. Should I just add number for numbers sake or should there be a end result that is useful towards humanity. You are very polite and tactful to tell me go off and blog someplace. Currently, I do not want to and I enjoy PoPsci and am thankfully allow to comment here. Of course you or anyone else can just ignore my comments or make comments of you own.
@BubbaGump...stop with the machine gun overly long posts, i for one stopped reading anything you write for the simple reason you are being rude in doing so, go away
it looks like you just spent a good chunk of the day writing "cool article" to whatever popsci article crossed your path. please seek medical attention.
@i2hellfire, I took a look at your past comments. It seems you have on going habit of making short little insults of other peoples comments and call everyone crazy. For me and this post the other night, yea, I commented to much. Get over it and anyone else. Its just simple words. But its amazing how many people take this as an opprotunity to bash other. @drchuck1, I read you past comments, you seem like a smart guy. Your right, I overly commented, feel better, now move on. @canterol, you are really elegant, nice and polite in manner me to go blog somewhere. Well you are correct in your suggestion. I did over comment. I really applaud you, in your style. You seem like a really nice person. To anyone else that was annoyed, take care and God bless, tomorrow is a new day!
my last three comments, discounting this current thread, were indeed negative. to take that as somehow indicative of my commenting habits...you're reaching pretty far.
as there was an article posted entirely on commenting etiquette that, while possibly not directed specifically at you but at the same time entirely relevant to your rambling, i would say the comments i've made, as well as those of others, are apropos.
@i2helfire, thanks, I learned a new word, aprosos:
Without reference to anything,
Without any apparent reason or purpose. COOL!
If you look at the cockpit of the Space Shuttle, this could easily be the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Super Galaxy, or a range of Boeing airliners.
That's direct spin-off. Glass cockpits like this are a few years away from smaller scale general aviation aircraft.