Top 10 NASA inventions that are not related to space
1. Scratch-resistant lenses: Developed for astronauts' helmets, scratch-resistant lenses are now used in eyeglasses, sunglasses, and camera lenses.
2. Ear thermometers: Originally designed to measure the temperature of stars, ear thermometers are now used to measure the temperature of babies, toddlers, and adults.
3. Shoe insoles: The specially designed boots used in the Apollo missions inspired modern firefighting suits.
4. Invisible braces: Developed using translucent polycrystalline alumina, NASA's technology has revolutionized the field of orthodontics.
5. Improved firefighter gear: Phase-change materials, initially designed for spacesuits.
6. Solar cell efficiency: NASA's research on solar cells has led to significant advancements in solar energy technology.
7. Artificial limb advancements: NASA's work on prosthetics and exoskeletons has contributed to the development.
8. Space blankets: The reflective material used in space blankets is now widely used in camping gear, emergency shelters, and first aid kits.
9. Earthquake-resistant buildings: NASA's research on earthquake-resistant structures has led to the development.
10. Enriched baby formula: NASA's research on nutrition led to the development of enriched baby formula.
These are just a few of the many NASA inventions that have had a positive impact on our lives.