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5 New NASA Technologies That Are Now Making Your Life Better

Projects that were designed to help us discover more about the universe often find uses outside the space program. This year, the newest examples are helping us save plane fuel, put out fires faster, and more.

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NASA is so much more than an agency that flings humans into space. That memory foam you sleep on? It comes from NASA technology. The aircraft anti-icing systems that allow you to fly around in the winter? That comes from NASA, too. Every year, NASA puts out a report (PDF) highlighting some of the most exciting recent spin-off technologies. Check out our favorite new NASA-inspired tech that could make your life better in the slide show above.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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