NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
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Eagle Eyes Optics has developed commercial sunglasses that filter out harmful radiation and permit people to see specific wavelengths of light. The glasses absorb about 99% of hazardous photo wavelengths, including UVA, UVB and blue-light. The visible light allowed to pass through is the most beneficial to the human eye and improves perception for enhanced vision. The technology's origin stems from research done by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory into better forms of eyesight protection. Image credit: Eagle Eyes Optics
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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