In the grand tradition of plotting things to make them interesting, we have (from the excellent webtoon Indexed), Pancakes from space:
Ironically, NASA didn't invent tang, teflon or ziplock, though NASA (who I feel is rather poor at marketing) provided Tang and velcro with a marketing edge that resulted in them becoming popular products. In addition to the usually cited true NASA spinoffs like better LEDs, heart pumps, lubricants, safety fabrics, radiation detectors, and solar panels, I found some odd ones.
It turns out NASA is also responsible for (among others things)... grooved highways, baby food enrichment, cordless vacs, IR ear thermometers, and of course, Olympic swimsuits.
Alex, The Daytime Astronomer, Tues&Fri here, via RSS feed, and twitter @skydayRead about my own private space venture in The Satellite Diaries
By Alex "Sandy" Antunes | October 23rd 2009 07:30 AM | Print | E-mail