Our friends over at Government Computer News note that NASA claimed a prestigious Webby Award on June 14 for a Web site to promote the every day technology spinoffs from its work. NASA boosters listed many of them at NASA at Home and City and made it interactive.
The site details the items found in the home that have their origins in space flights, including better clothing and athletic shoes, temper foam, wireless headsets, scratch resistant and UV-blocking glasses, and water and air filter systems, among many others. You can visit the rooms in the house, click on an item and get the explanation.
In the city section, you can find out how space travel has improved air travel. Collision avoidance systems, anti-icing systems, and cabin pressure devices are just a few of the air safety technologies that grew out of the space program.
Apparently the U.S. Air Force also took home a Webby for its site, which features avatars, no less.
Wow...Webbies? The government?! Wow.