It seems as though NASA's focus as of late has been solely geared towards Mars and the efforts to get there. However the space agency recently made an announcement that hits a little closer to home. NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel times in commercial airlines. The newly introduced technology is loaded onto a tablet and won't require any major change to the already established aviation roles of pilots and ground crew meaning the technology can be implemented right away. It works by reading the planes current position in conjunction with its flight path and then looks for an alternate route that can save both time and money.