#DidYouKnow: Everyday Uses of NASA Technologies

#DidYouKnow that NASA, in an effort to protect space equipment from harmful dirt and particles found in the space environment, developed a special plastics coating that is now used to create scratch resistant lenses? NASA’s plastics coating technology has led to durable glasses with lenses that are ten times more scratch resistant than traditional uncoated

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#DidYouKnow: Everyday Uses of NASA Technologies

#DidYouKnow NASA is to thank for your restful nights of sleep? Open polyurethane-silicon plastic, used in Aircraft seats, is technology that was created by NASA to lessen impact during the landing of spacecraft. It has unique characteristics, such as the ability to return to original shape even after being compressed to 10 percent of its original

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Community Members on the Move!

Calf Fit Kickstarter

We love playing a role in the success of our community members, be it directly or indirectly, and it always excites us when our members are making moves. Two of our Edison Nation community members, Jamal Rollins and Jonathan Smith, have launched their own Kickstarter campaigns to support their fitness-themed inventions. Calf Fit Jamal Rollins’

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ProtoTYPING: Everyday Materials to Speed up the Prototyping Process

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Depending on the product, it can take many iterations to find the right cocktail of components or chemicals to make an idea concept work. There are plenty of examples of inventor folklore as proof of this. WD-40 lubricant was not perfected until the 40th attempt, and James Dyson famously made 5,127 prototypes of his first bag-less

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#DidYouKnow: Everyday Uses of NASA Technologies

Who doesn’t love a glass of clean, purified water – especially in the heat of summer? #DidYouKnow that NASA, in an effort to provide clean water in extreme conditions to astronauts in space over long periods of time, developed a water filter technology that uses charcoal to kill bacteria and prevent further bacterial growth? This

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ASOTV Winning Categories: Exercise & Weight Loss

Shake Weight As Seen On TV

This is the fifth post in a series where we will explore what we believe to be the 10 chief categories that comprise the As Seen On TV (ASOTV) industry. It is important to note that while most ASOTV products fall into one of these categories, it is not all encompassing. The ten categories that we

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Calling All Pet Lovers: New Pet Product Search!

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Pet360 is the #1 resource for pet parents. The site offers expert tips and advice, a savvy community of pet parents, and the convenience of home shopping all in one place. With a personalized profile of your pet, Pet360 is able to provide an organized and relevant database, updated regularly based on your pet’s breed, age,

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#DidYouKnow: Everyday Uses of NASA Technologies

#DidYouKnow that the technology NASA developed to design moon boots is also used to create better athletic shoes? This technology provides a ventilating material that adds an extra spring in each stride, creating an athletic shoe that lessens the harmful impact on feet and legs. Thanks to NASA, you can play the sports you love

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