9. 9. Hand-held Video Cameras In order to shoot that famous footage we all saw recently, of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, NASA had to create a camera that was small enough to ride on the leg of the lunar lander. The end result is cameras that previously cost a ton of money and only could be afforded by TV stations are now small and cheap enough for the average consumer to buy. 11. 11. Swipe cards This one’s our favorite. Software that was created to handle multiple onboard systems — that is, being able to recognize data coming from different sources and identifying those sources — is the basis for the strip technology that can be found on most credit and debit cards.
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