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|NASA SELECTS INTEGRATED SAFETY DATA RESPONSE CONTRACTOR|
|NASA today announced the selection of Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, to support research and development of the Integrated Safety Data for Strategic Response project at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. |
The project operates under NASA's Aviation Safety Program. Battelle will be responsible for deploying, operating, and maintaining distributed archives of airline industry flight data and safety reports; and for developing innovative advanced tools to convert and integrate digitally recorded or text reports of aviation safety data.
|NASA TECHNOLOGY FEATURED IN NEW ANTI-ICING WINDSHIELD SPRAY|
|A new product using a NASA-based technology might make winter just a little easier to endure for those living in parts of the U.S. where snow and ice are common. |
Ice Free is a spray for automobile windshields that can provide protection up to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, according to its producers, WorldSource Inc. Applied prior to inclement weather, it prevents ice or snow from bonding on windshield surfaces.
"As we continue to explore the universe, we are proud that NASA's pioneering efforts keep fueling American creativity, innovation and technology development," said David Morse, acting chief, Technology Partnerships Division at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley. "This new product is yet another example of the additional dividends Americans reap from their investment in space exploration."
The technology that led to the creation of Ice Free is based on an anti-icing fluid developed by a three-engineer team at NASA Ames. The team designed a non-toxic fluid to keep ice from building up on airplanes. At the time, the anti-icing fluid was hailed for making flying safer, without introducing dangerous chemicals into the environment.