FedTech teams with NASA on program that aims to help entrepreneurs turn research into startups

The camera on the back of your cellphone got its start in the sky. The same goes for many of the baby formulas for sale today, and for the technology behind laser eye surgery.

Those disparate products and processes — and many, many more — have their roots in technology developed by NASA.

“Of all the research labs out there, NASA just has one of the most unique histories of creating spinoffs that end up being commercial products,” said Ben Solomon, founder and managing partner of Washington, D.C.-area venture accelerator FedTech.

FedTech works with entrepreneurs to commercialize technology from federal agencies like the departments of energy or defense.

“With FedTech, the reason we exist and the reason that we work every day is we look at what’s next,” said Solomon, who grew up in Northeast Ohio.

While the company typically works with a variety of agencies, it recently worked with

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Titans’ Nick Dzubnar brings ‘hair on fire’ approach to special teams

The Tennessee Titans inked inside linebacker Nick Dzubnar to a one-year contract earlier this offseason to assume the role of special teams ace, and he’s ready to bring the same approach that worked so well for him as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

So, what’s Dzubnar’s (pronounced duh-ZOOB-nar) approach exactly?

Well, it’s simple really: the 29-year-old likes to play with nonstop effort and at “100 miles an hour with my hair on fire,” according to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.

“I feel like that’s why the Tennessee Titans brought me here,” he said. “I can’t tell you if there’s a certain trick, all I know is to go 100 miles an hour with my hair on fire — 100% effort, nonstop, nonstop, nonstop until I get to the ball carrier or whatever it is, whoever is returning. I think it’s more of a mindset and attitude that I

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