Goodyear has partnered with NASA a few times, most recently on a spring-loaded tire that needs no inflation. Ideas from those creations often trickle down to the tires available to regular, non-astronaut folks, including a radial tire that boasts a tread life about 10,000 miles greater than regular radial tires, thanks to a "fibrous material" developed for NASA.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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