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Scientific farming and heart rate control computers – here are the 4 scariest NASA inventions

During its 64 years of existence, NASA has invented some pretty unbelievable, albeit weird, things – here are 4 of the scariest.

The US space agency has accomplished so much for mankind, it has also given this Earth some strange inventions.

NASA invented thousands of technologies that are used around the world

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NASA invented thousands of technologies that are used around the worldCredit: Getty Images

Agricultural Science

In densely populated cities like New York, farming may not seem feasible, however, thanks to NASA’s ‘vertical farming’ system, these densely populated areas can now grow crops for less than a year. more space.

Using a method known as controlled environmental agriculture (or CEA), NASA used a combination of plant science and controlled environment engineering.
“to optimize plant growth inside an enclosed space”, according to NASA Spinoff.

Technology using environmental sensors and cameras also creates ideal growing conditions for crops that yield accurate results.

Dan Lockney, team leader NASA’s Technology Transfer ProgramThe office focuses on the commercialization of the agency’s inventions.

Today, “smart farming” companies like Bowery are thriving under this system.

Determine heart rate

One of Spinoff’s most innovative products is its next-generation heart recognition system.

NASA predicts that heart rate could be the next big thing for unlocking phones, computers and even accessing bank accounts, replacing biometric verification systems like fingerprints and hammock scans. desert.

The ID system works by measuring electrical signals associated with heart waves, which is the same technology used to monitor the heart rate of astronauts in space.

The system also uses about 192 different parameters to identify unique heart markers, making it possible to create an exceptionally secure identity verification system.

NASA believes the technology could be used in many areas, including law enforcement, banking, healthcare and airport security.

The technology is available for commercial application and licensing.

Self-healing aluminum metal

Until the dreaded inventions, NASA’s self-healing aluminum was there.

During the 2022 Spinoff, the agency revealed a patent for a new technology it has developed that allows matric metal composite (MMC) to self-repair from large fatigue cracks.

“This material’s system consists of an Al metal matrix with a high-performance SMA reinforcement,” the agency wrote in statement.

“The combination of the unique matrix composition and the SMA elements allows this material system to self-repair through a two-step crack repair method,” they added.

This technology could prove to be very useful in the future as it can help constructions “avoid catastrophic failure”.

Robo-Glove

NASA in collaboration with General Motors (GM) designed the Robo-Glove, a device that some might say transforms the human hand into a hybrid AI superman.

“Robo-Glove is a standalone unit, essentially a robot in your hand,” NASA wrote statement.

Wearables improve a person’s grip, reducing the energy and force needed by an individual “to operate tools for long periods of time or when performing tasks,” the agency added. has repetitive motion”.

This technology can be used by many people, including construction workers, people with reduced or limited arm and hand strength, or assembly line workers.

The Robo-Glove is a side-device inspired by R2, a humanoid NASA robot.

NASA has created a self-healing metal matrix composite

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NASA has created a self-healing metal matrix compositeImage supplier: NASA
NASA's heart rate biometric recognition system could be used to unlock computers in the future

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NASA’s heart rate biometric recognition system could be used to unlock computers in the future

In other news, Apple has revealed a bunch of New emojis for iPhoneincludes a pregnant man and two saucy icons.

Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.

And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.

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