NASA Tech Briefs
Magazine and Innovation Chain, Inc. today announce that they have
joined forces to provide engineers with a unique Web-based resource
that will speed product development, reduce costs and increase
innovation for engineers across a wide variety of industries and
disciplines. NASA Tech Briefs online magazine will offer a Model and
Simulation Exchange, powered and fully hosted by Innovation Chain,
which will launch January 2001. The Exchange will provide an online
database of models and simulations created by engineers. Among the
unique features of the Exchange is a patent-pending technology that
will integrate engineering models and data, deriving customized
results in a fraction of the time of traditional methods.

In addition to facilitating interactive design with existing
models, the NASA Tech Briefs Model and Simulation Exchange will
encourage engineers to submit their own models and simulations.
Engineers who are published on the Exchange will be eligible for

“The Exchange breaks through the barriers of traditional print
publishing to take full advantage of the power of the Internet,” said
Joseph Pramberger, publisher of NASA Tech Briefs. “For the first time,
our design engineering audience will be able to remotely perform
calculations on the technology solutions we publish in print and
online, to explore how these solutions can be applied to their
specific product development needs. Further, it will allow them to
share their own solutions and ideas with their peers in a dynamic,
interactive forum.”

Gahl Berkooz, CEO and CTO of Innovation Chain agrees: “We are
pleased to partner with the largest circulation engineering magazine
in the United States. Tech Brief’s deep reach into NASA and related
research communities will assure a steady flow of leading-edge
innovations to all subscribers of the Exchange.”

“The Model and Simulation Exchange is a natural extension of our
offering, taking our highly successful Technical Support Packages to
the next level,” added Pramberger. “The partnership with Innovation
Chain and their fully-hosted offering allowed us to bring this
exchange to our readers in record time.” The NASA Tech Brief’s Model
and Simulation Exchange will launch in January 2001, with a preview
and invitation to submit models and simulations beginning in October

About NASA Tech Briefs:

First issued as single sheet reports in the 1960s and converted to
a magazine format in the 1970s, NASA Tech Briefs has been a joint
publishing venture of NASA and ABP International (New York City) since
1985, a pioneering government-private sector partnership that has
saved taxpayers millions of dollars in publishing costs while
dramatically increasing the magazine’s reach to OEM design/development
engineers and managers. Today, NASA Tech Briefs has a qualified
circulation of 200,000, and total monthly readership surpasses

The monthly magazine and its Web site ( feature
exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry
partners/contractors that can be applied to develop new/improved
products and solve engineering or manufacturing problems. Authored by
the engineers or scientists who did the work, the briefs span a wide
array of fields, including electronics, physical sciences, materials,
computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation,
manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics/information sciences, and life

About Innovation Chain:

Innovation Chain, Inc. has created the next-generation
infrastructure for sharing interactive engineering knowledge via the
Internet. The company partners with leading technical publications and
professional associations to provide an online database of models and
simulations created by engineers for engineers. Innovation Chain’s
Model and Simulation Exchange helps accelerate innovation, reduce
development time, and increase product quality in manufacturing and
technology. In addition, the company originates and distributes
intellectual property and provides professional services.