Technology Research Stories

NASA Researcher Honored by Goddard Tech Office for Earth Science Work

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Goddard researcher Dr. Antonia Gambacorta the 2023 IRAD Innovator of the Year for her work developing hyperspectral microwave technology to dissect Earth’s atmosphere from orbit.

Article5 months ago

Goddard Engineers Improve NASA Lidar Tech for Exploration

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Like a sonar using light instead of sound, lidar technology increasingly helps NASA scientists and explorers with remote sensing and surveying, mapping, 3D-image scanning, hazard detection and avoidance, and navigation. Cutting edge innovations by NASA researchers seek to refine lidars…

Article6 months ago

More than Grants: Perspectives from Past NASA-funded Researchers

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Each year, researchers nationwide embark on journeys of discovery facilitated by funding from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) program. They uncover innovations that benefit future research and their careers after graduation. In 2023, STRG hit a significant milestone, making…

Article6 months ago

Previous NASA Awards for In Space Production Applications

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As of spring 2023, NASA has invested greater than $60M in more than twenty In Space Production Applications (InSPA) awards to U.S. entities seeking to demonstrate the production of advanced materials and products on the International Space Station.  These InSPA…

Article7 months ago

Goddard Physicist Inducted to NASA Inventors Hall of Fame

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NASA physicist Edward J. Wollack is among those inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame this year.

Article7 months ago

NASA Tech Lets Scientists See Snow-Water Through the Trees

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NASA scientists are testing a technology that from orbit could more accurately measure water stored in snow.

Article7 months ago

NASA’s New Detectors Could Improve Views of Gamma-Ray Events

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NASA scientists are developing upgraded sensors to reveal more details about black hole outbursts and exploding stars.

Article10 months ago

Kennedy’s Swamp Works Celebrates a Decade of Discoveries

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As NASA prepares to return to the Moon – this time with an eye toward Mars – developing new technologies for living and working on other planetary bodies is a critical focus. This requires turning innovative concepts into reality, something…

Article1 year ago

NASA To Measure Forest Health from Above

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Using hyperspectral and shortwave IR cameras, uncrewed aircraft and satellites could analyze forest canopy light to investigate the health of forests.

Article1 year ago

NASA Gathering Tools to Assess Damage, Verify Parts Made in Space

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Micrometeorite impacts in lunar samples hold keys to safer habitats and protective gear for future Moon and Mars explorers.

Article1 year ago