Author Topic: NASA’s Invention of the Year Award Goes to … Space Lube?  (Read 669 times)

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Offline gwillybj

Not quite Organic Superlube, but I'd bet they're working on it.

Opening paragraph:
"NASA’s Inventions and Contributions Board handed out its award for the 2018 Government and Commercial Invention of the Year, and the winner is … space lube. Before your mind descends into the gutter, we should note that the material in question is intended for industrial purposes. The fourth-generation material NASA has developed in this area, it’s a solid coating that is able to continue lubricating in temperatures that range from negative-300 degrees to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is it superior to boring old lubricants like oil and grease, but it’s also better than solid alternatives like graphite or other carbon-based materials."

And the rest of the story: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nasa-space-lube-award/
by Luke Dormehl, posted on Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:59pm


Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. ― Arthur C. Clarke
I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

Offline Vidsek

Re: NASA’s Invention of the Year Award Goes to … Space Lube?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 03:20:25 AM »
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  •   I want this for my bicycle chain and Impact rifle.

    If I put it on the floor, will the pets do funny things?
    All this talk of fungus and worms makes me hungry...

     

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