Thursday, February 14, 2013
NASA for years has pointed out how space technology has made its way into commercial products. The latest issue of Spinoff 2012 illustrates more of the same. It includes details about a plant that texts a farmer to say it needs more water; an invisible coating that scrubs pollutants from the air; a robot that roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs. (Source: PRNewswire, 02/13/13) Spinoff publication. Gulf Coast note: NASA's Stennis Space Center, Miss., was involved in developing the air-cleaning coatings.