Friday, October 10, 2008

NASA and you


I thought some of you might be interested in how NASA has improved, and continues to improve, our day-to-day life. From batteries for electric cars to force feedback joysticks for home entertainment to foam mattresses that conform to your body. This site ( contains all that information (check out the spinoff database, just enter a word in the "topic search" field and click search) and more.

Yes, doing things "out there" is the job of NASA, but as this site reveals having that job has generated ~.001% of all patents ever issued by the US Patent office has lead to quite a few spinoffs.

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Birthdays

I'll start this off with an unofficial Happy Birthday to Russ and the rest of Nasa. They turned 50 on the 1st.

My daughter Una turned 2 on the 2nd. Here's a picture of Una and myself at a 4th of July parade. I put a little slideshow together if anyone's interested. It's located here.

Hope everyone's doing well...John