Innovation Now Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
Innovation Now

Innovation Now

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Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.

Most Recent Episodes

A Folding Heat Shield

NASA is testing a new technology that could squeeze a much larger aeroshell into a rocket – without the need for a larger rocket.

Almost to the Kernel

Tellus Labs has been able to develop a crop prediction model that can predict agricultural yields within one percent of the actual bushels per acre.

Training in a Virtual World

Augmented reality isn't the answer to all testing and training. It's simply another tool in NASA's toolbox to help scientists and engineers prepare for the future.

Preventing Food Allergies

Anyone with a severe food allergy knows the fear of eating at a restaurant where a hidden ingredient could become life-threatening.

Inspection Technologies

Airliners parked at airport gates sometimes get hit by trucks delivering food and loading baggage.

Sterilizing Ambulances

When paramedics couldn't quite figure out their end product, they turned to researchers at NASA to help them finalize a solution.

Closer to Home

For decades NASA has collaborated with commercial companies to bring space technology back to Earth. But NASA is closer to home than you might think.

A Tenacious Little Rover

To provide the highest probability of bringing Opportunity back online, the Opportunity team is increasing the frequency of commands it beams to the rover.

Refabricator

Among several tons of cargo that launched on Northrup Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft in November was a unique new 3D printer.

Successful Touchdown

For only the 8th time in human history, NASA has successfully landed on Mars and the red planet has a new robotic resident.

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