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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,500 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the alphabetic Glossary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 4,300 Science Fiction in the News articles.

3D Printed Artificial Muscles Are Stronger Than Yours
Bots don't need to work out. (10/12/2017)
Fog Computing (AKA Edge Computing) Ad Hoc Networks
'The tiny devices chirped their impulse codes at one another...' - Vernor Vinge, 1999. (10/11/2017)
Dubai Scorpion Police Hoverbike Ready To Pull Young Kirk Over
'Is there a problem, officer?' (10/10/2017)
HEXA Robotic Help For Plants
Then some unknown race had chanced upon the dreamers and decided to "help them out." - Vernor Vinge, 1992. (10/8/2017)
Korean Tesla Model S Video 'Excelsior' Is Indeed Our Motto
'Improving man by bringing him close to Nature, while they combine the sensations of coasting with the interest of seeing the country well...' (10/8/2017)
DIY Robot Shoots You In The Face
'...there were automatic guns that fired ligamine darts.' - Michael Crichton, 1969. (10/7/2017)
A Bayesian Approach to Safe Imitation Learning For AIs and Robots
Um, how about that pension for the humans who serve as the models for robot behavior? (10/6/2017)
Qoobo Headless Robotic Therapy Cat Was Anne McCaffrey's Idea
'...used as surrogates in intense dependency cases.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990. (10/5/2017)
Autonomous Cars Talk To Each Other At MCity
'My cars talk to one another.' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (10/4/2017)
PUFFER Robots - From Philip K DIck's Second Variety?
'Across the ground something small and metallic came, flashing in the dull sunlight of midday.' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (10/3/2017)
Russian Space Garden
'We saw the gardens, flooded with artificial sunlight...' - Harley S. Aldinger, 1932. (10/2/2017)
Targeted Neuroplasticity Training For 'Downloading Skills'
'I know kung-fu.' (10/1/2017)
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Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.
(From Q.U.R. [1943] by Anthony  Boucher)
Laws Against Human Drivers
The idea that autonomous vehicles should be the only cars on the road, for safety.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Autonomous Car Intercommunication
Automatic cars talk to each other about everything.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Positronic Motor
A combination of motor and brain; an engine with a cerebellum and a carburetor.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Self-Cleaning Autonomous Car
An automatic vehicle that keeps itself clean.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Automatobus
An autonomous or self-driving bus seating a number of people.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Automatabile
An autonomous private car.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Suicide Tooth
A false tooth containing poison.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K.  Dick)
Nipple-Assist
A multi-purpose electronic device worn upon the nipple.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K.  Dick)
Cholinesterase-Destroying Gas
Horrific anti-personnel poison.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K.  Dick)
Bug Chasers
Anti-surveillance devices.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K.  Dick)
Weary Deep-Sleep
Phildickian old-sleep.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K.  Dick)
Robot Control Board
Control panel with small screens showing the point of view of different robots.
(From The Robot Master [1929] by O.L.  Beckwith)
Trans-Space Transmission
A curious method of communication between worlds.
(From The Moon Moth [1976] by Jack  Vance)
Living Book
A small creature that is used to contain and play back information.
(From The World Below [Collins So] by Sydney Fowler  Wright)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
A set of seven 'planetary parks' have been proposed for the conservation of the martian environment by two European scientists. (Re: Alfred Bester)

Robotic Tomato Harvester Ready For Space
Peter Ling of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has created a robotic tomato harvester. (re: Gregory Benford)

Crime-Fighting Computer - The Game's Afoot 24x7
The computer system is able to work on crime-stopping twenty-four hours per day, all week long. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Ornithopters In Fact And Fiction
An ornithopter under development at the University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies may yet make Leonardo da Vinci's dream a reality. (re: Frank Herbert)

Skeletar And Dragon Lyre ExoticGuitars - Science Fiction Instruments
Luthier Peter McGilton has used his Masters Degree in Fine Arts, and post graduate studies in classical instrument construction, to take the guitar-maker's art to truly science-fictional levels. (re: Various)

Robotic Fish From China
The black-bodied robot fish is about four feet long, and resembles a real fish in both shape and movement. (re: Michael Swanwick)

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