NASA's 35-year-old Spinoff magazine is a yearly look at the practical, real-world applications of technologies that have their origins in the aerospace industry. The 2011 edition just launched, taking a look back at 44 different technologies, from their respective beginnings in various NASA programs to their implementation in the military, medical, and consumer fields. Among those featured are an ultra-high pressure firefighting system based upon a new rocket engine design, the Zephyr Consumer HxM heart-rate monitor, which has its roots in a microgravity motion sickness study, and a software system that allows computers to determine the physical measurements of objects using only photographs. This year's edition also features a special section dedicated to technologies that directly resulted from the Space Shuttle program. Spinoff is available in print, CD-ROM, or via the website itself — and if you'd like to take a closer look at how NASA's efforts impact our daily lives, it's available now.
NASA's Spinoff magazine catalogs the benefits of aerospace technologies brought to our everyday lives
NASA's Spinoff magazine catalogs the benefits of aerospace technologies brought to our everyday lives/
NASA has released the 2011 edition of Spinoff magazine, which chronicles the use of aerospace technologies in everyday, private sector fields.