Scientific discovery doesn’t get anywhere without collaboration. Even Einstein knew that one genius locked in a room can’t solve all the mysteries of the Universe. So when NASA does a patent dump, and allows scientists and engineers from all over the world to get a look at its incredible research, it’s an awesome thing.
This week, NASA released 56 of its patented technologies into the public domain, including a super-cheap method for manufacturing carbon nanotubes and a stronger type of aerogel, new propulsion methods and engine technologies for rockets, and devices that could one day help humans live and breathe in space.
From our very good friends over at sciencealert.com