NASA has released an Android application, called NASA Spinoff. The app contains a feed of NASA’s latest technology news, a searchable database of NASA-derived innovations, a map of spinoff locations, a historical timeline, and a database of NASA’s available licensing opportunities to inspire the spinoffs of the future.
Inside the app, you can glance at a timeline of NASA innovations, all the way from 1958, when the agency was founded, to the present. The Map tab shows where many NASA inventions can be found around you, overlaid onto a Google Map for convenience. The News tab contains a news feed of the latest NASA technology news. The Search tab lets you discover how NASA-derived technologies have contributed to products around you. Finally, the License tab lets you search for or browse through NASA patents, to discover licensing opportunities.
NASA Spinoff is available for free. You can search in the Android Market, download it from AppBrain, or scan the QR code below: