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    • Spin-offs from space research
    • By Rebecca Wallace But Dad did help me with the animation bits!!!!
    • Smoke Detector First used in Skylab in 1973 to detect toxic gases. It is now used in most homes as a smoke detector to let us know if there is a fire
    • Ear - thermometer The ear thermometer reads your temperature by measuring infra red energy which is heat The technology was first developed to see the birth of stars
    • Edible Toothpaste
      • This was developed so that astronauts would not have to spit out the toothpaste as they cleaned their teeth
      • It would not be very pleasant if they had to spit in zero gravity
    • Space Pen
      • Most pens need gravity for the ink to come out
      • The space pen has a pressurised ink cartridge that forces the ink out.
      • On earth these can be use to write with the pen upside down
    • Invisible Braces
      • These are used to straighten teeth and are made of a nearly invisible ceramic material.
      • The material was made by NASA when they needed strong materials for spacecraft and aircraft