It's hilarious when right wingers write about how NASA hasn't come up with a new idea in years. Every month, I get a newsletter from NASA where they list their reports for the month by subject. The following is the list from September: Capacitively Coupled Plasma Analysis 3D Direct Modeling Streamlines Micro-Cogeneration System Design and Analysis Processes Microwaving Moondust with COMSOL TEAMS Model Analyzer Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) for the HyspIRI Spectrometer Mission Probabilistic Design and Analysis Framework Excavator Design Validation Momentum Management Tool for Low-Thrust Missions Mixed Real/Virtual Operator Interface for ATHLETE Antenna Controller Replacement Software Efficient Parallel Engineering Computing on Linux Workstations FAILSAFE Health Management for Embedded Systems Water Detection Based on Sky Reflections Nonlinear Combustion Instability Prediction JMISR INteractive eXplorer Characterization of Cloud Water-Content Distribution Autonomous Planning and Replanning for Mine-Sweeping Unmanned Underwater Vehicles In-Situ Pointing Correction and Rover Microlocalization Dayside Ionospheric Superfountain Hybrid-PIC Computer Simulation of the Plasma and Erosion Processes in Hall Thrusters BioNet Digital Communications Framework Intelligent Patching of Conceptual Geometry for CFD Analysis Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science Space Images for NASA/JPL Real-Time Feature Tracking Using Homography Stereo Imaging Tactical Helper XMbodyinfo Sparse Superpixel Unmixing for Hyperspectral Image Analysis NAIF Toolkit Extended Systems Maintenance Automated Repair Tasks (SMART) Centralized Alert-Processing and Asset Planning for Sensorwebs Support for Systematic Code Reviews With the SCRUB Tool Planning and Execution for an Autonomous Aerobot Real-Time Exponential Curve Fits Using Discrete Calculus Optimal Codes for the Burst Erasure Channel Short-Block Protograph-Based LDPC Codes Situational Lightning Climatologies GOATS - Orbitology Component World Wide Web Metaphors for Search Mission Data Phenological Parameters Estimation Tool Numerical Mean Element Orbital Analysis With Morbiter MIRO Computational Model Team Collaboration Software Comet Gas and Dust Dynamics Modeling Online Planning Algorithm AutoGNC Testbed Part of the news briefs is all about the private sector taking out a license on this technology or that technology and NASA's efforts to support them in transition. And yet, the right has such strong opinions. How is it possible to "know" something, yet know nothing about it? It's like a "Riddle" from "Batman".