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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,400 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 4,100 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Augmented Reality Ship's Bridge From Rolls Royce
'... the immense, three-dimensional, minutely cubed model...'- 'Doc Smith, 1934. (4/13/2014)
Artificial Blood From Factories
This blood's for you. (4/12/2014)
Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
'Chew one of these, Mr. Chip.'- Philip K. Dick, 1969. (4/11/2014)
Arcology Now Universal Constructor
'... the hotel direly wanted to exist.'- Bruce Sterling, 1998. (4/10/2014)
MisTable Fog Display Like SeaQuest DSV
Captain Bridger, a message is coming in. (4/9/2014)
Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
'I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.'- Ray Cummings, 1930. (4/8/2014)
Bioengineered Muscle Grows In Mice
'Joeboys... shoulders bulging with grafted muscle.' (4/7/2014)
Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Move Like Tiny Gears
'Microscopic machinery, smaller than ants, smaller than pins, working energetically...'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (4/6/2014)
PredPol Predicting Crime As It Happens
'All day long the idiots babbled...'- Philip K. Dick, 1956. (4/5/2014)
UK Internet Filters Default To 'Family-Friendly'
'People bought personalized filter programs...'- David Brin, 1990. (4/4/2014)
NASA Gives Away Rocket Code - For Dads
'The rocket thundered and leaped. The children danced in their hammocks, screaming.'- Ray Bradbury, 1952. (4/4/2014)
Automated Planet Finder Telescope Starts The Hunt
'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936. (4/3/2014)
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Propulsion Gun
What can you push against in space?
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Artificial Atmosphere Machine
Not just oxygen, this gives you what you need in space.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Gravity Belt
Adds 'weight' for walking on asteroids.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Disintegrator Plate Ray
Ray cuts through metal like butter.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Jovium
Rocket fuel catalyst that makes space travel commercially practical.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Argento-Platinoid Dispatch Box
Impenetrable message carriers.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Biomimicry
Endowing robots with an organic-appearing fluidity, rather than mechanical motion.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G.  Wells)
Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)
A means of giving motive power to robots or machines that is similar to animal musculature.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G.  Wells)
Space Buoy
A marker in space.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Hand Computer
A small pocket sized computing device.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry  Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX)
A chemical explosive that acts at an angle to the local gravitational field.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James  Blish)
Death-Beam
Ravening pale beams of light used in space battles.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Meteor-Sweeps
Maneuver to chase down and destroy meteor showers that threaten celestial navigation.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Hall of the Council
An enormous council chamber, fit for a galaxy.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Holopad
A small display like an iPad that shows 3D images.
(From The Fountains of Paradise [1978] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
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