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  • Bacterial Integrated Circuits

    2004Sept. 20, 2011

    By interfacing bacteria to silicon chips, NASA-supported researchers have created a device that can sense almost anything.

  • Waste Not

    2004April 6, 2011

    NASA-supported researchers are working to develop a fuel cell that can extract electricity from human waste.

  • The Electric Border Collie

    2004April 6, 2011

    Using electric fields, NASA-supported researchers are learning to herd microbes for the benefit of Astronautsand Homeland Security.

  • A Black Box for People

    2004Sept. 20, 2011

    Developed by NASA for astronauts, a mouse-sized device called "the CPOD" does for people what black boxes do for airplanes.

  • Resilient Rockets

    2004April 6, 2011

    Spacecraft and automobiles could benefit from a new NASA Technologythat protects the insides of scorching-hot engines.

  • Spinning Brains

    2004April 6, 2011

    One day, Astronautscould zip across the solar system in spinning spaceships. How will their brains adapt to life onboard a twirling home where strange "Coriolis forces" rule?