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Spinoff NASA KES

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Last updated 5 months ago

Discipline:
NASA Contest
Subject:
NASA Contest
Grade:
3

Test Glog

Spinoff technology is anything that was developed by NASA and is used in our everyday life.

NASA created the Aural Thermometer. It detects temperature using infrared waves. This was the way to detect the temperature of planets and stars.

DESIGN REVIEW

SAVING BATS USING PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER

SPINOFFS AT HOME

Memory foam was developed by NASA researchers to provide more cushioning for pilot seats. Today one way we use it in daily life is , on one variety of bandages and also beds.

A peizoelectric transcducer is a device that emits ultrasonic waves using power. NASA perfected it and calls it the Latest Generation Piezoelectric Transcducer.Bats can hear these ultrasonic waves, therefore, can be used to drive bats away from wind turbines. They are a pefect solution to bat deaths, because no human can hear this sound.

Our Spinoff design is a piezoelectric transcducer on a windmill to save bats from dying. More than 1,000 bats die every year because of windmills. When bats fly near the windmill, echolocation decieves them and they think it is a tree (where they mate and collect food). Once they are close enough to a moving turbine blade, they either fly into the windmill, or the air pressure changes so rapidly, their lungs explode.To prevent this, our team thought to place a piezoelectric transducer on top of our new wind turbine design.

Global Position System , known as GPS was invented by NASA


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