Posts Tagged: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Capitol Hill Roundup

This week is a very busy one on Capitol Hill where hearings on various subjects related to technology and innovation are concerned. The House of Representatives will …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Benefits of NASA Space Directive on Mars could be Limited by Uncertain Software, Biotech Patentability

President Donald Trump signed a new space policy directive for human expansion across the solar system, a directive which hearkens at least slightly back to Horace Greeley’…
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

Government and 3D Printing: A New Line of Innovation to Protect

For the last 20 years, manufacturers have used 3D printing to build prototypes, but it was only recently that this industrial technology entered the mainstream.  The 3D printing …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 0

Other Barks for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The highest federal court in the United States declines to hear an appeal from tech giants on applying common sense to patent validity challenge proceedings. A group …
By IPWatchdog
3 years ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Another covered business method review is overturned by the Federal Circuit because the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted a CBM on a patent that was not …
By IPWatchdog
3 years ago 2

Change in NASA focus between Administrations may be greatest threat to Mars mission

Multiple members of the hearing’s witness panel attested to the problems created when agency plans change during a change of administration, a problem which Lt. Gen. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 21

NASA, AIPLA, IPO among those who oppose USPTO fee increases

According to the USPTO, the fee increases are designed to better cover the costs of the USPTO’s main patent operations as well as PTAB operations and …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Senate unanimously passes NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016

The NASA Transition Authorization Act would require NASA to develop propulsion technologies intended to reduce travel time to Mars, as well as develop a strategic framework for …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

NASA releases 56 patents to public domain, creates searchable database portal for commercial spin-offs

NASA released 56 formerly-patented technologies to the public domain so that they can be used by commercial enterprises prior to their expiration. Patents released by NASA into the …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

NASA’s Juno craft to reach Jupiter on July 4th to find what’s hidden beneath the clouds

Since 1972, NASA has sent a series of eight spacecraft to this fifth planet in our solar system, including Cassini and Galileo. This 4th of July, NASA engineers …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 2

Mount St. Helens sees increased seismic activity as anniversary of eruption nears

This year, May 18th will mark the 36th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano situated in Washington State’s Skamania County and …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 2

NASA’s Kepler: Discovering 1,000+ exoplanets, and counting

When the K2 mission became fully operational in July 2014, it was supposed to run until 2018 at the latest. This timeline was threatened, however, when a routine contact …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Federal funding for a cancer moonshot is not a terrible idea

To hear Ars Technica say it is ''a terrible idea'' to devote increased funding in order to eradicate cancer is astonishing on many levels. As part of …

NASA is seeking answers for growing plants, constructing buildings on Mars

Now that NASA has announced its goal of sending a manned space mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s, the race is on to accomplish many of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

NASA’s Cassini orbiter sends back data from Saturn leading up to the mission’s Grand Finale

Powering Cassini towards the sixth planet of our solar system, and helping it to perform the braking techniques required to pull the craft into orbit around Saturn, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0