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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.

Walmart Shopping Cart Robots Will Follow You
'...the machine would carry his bag in its soft plastic jaws...' - John Brunner, 1975. (6/17/2016)
DoNotPay Lawyer Program Contests Parking Tickets
'I want my lawyer program.' - David Brin, 1990. (6/16/2016)
Real Leather Without Cows Modern Meadow Biofabrication
'Plastissue, as any fool can see...' - WF Wallace, 1952, (6/15/2016)
City Made Of Bone
'The cheapest building material known...' - Larry Niven, 1968. (6/14/2016)
SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
Now they're kind of cute, right? (6/13/2016)
Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
Don't try to boost everything from the surface of the Earth. (6/13/2016)
Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
'Any work a human being does around a house.' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (6/12/2016)
BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
'... Bee could see that three of them were disabled and two of them damaged.' - Orson Scott Card, 1985. (6/11/2016)
Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
'This Dick Dare contraption of yours...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (6/10/2016)
Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
'Got yourself a runaway, Jack?' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (6/9/2016)
Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
'...The tiny red glints of self-guided tractors.' - Larry Niven, 1966. (6/8/2016)
Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
Oh, Hal understood their emotions, all right. (6/7/2016)
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Placental Decanters
Perfect human bodies with control implants for remote use.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James  Tiptree, Jr.)
Eccentric Projection
Remote manipulation of a body not your own.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James  Tiptree, Jr.)
Automatized Factory
A factory consisting of machines with imposed human abilities.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik  Pohl)
Human Habit Pattern Machines
Imposing human habits onto machines.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik  Pohl)
Life-Ship
An emergency escape or survival craft.
(From The Invisible World [06/25/2016] by Ed Earl  Repp)
Space Tramp
An old, slow spacecraft.
(From The Invisible World [06/25/2016] by Ed Earl  Repp)
Atomic Automatic
Fires a special, rocket-like bullet.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack  West)
Trumpaphone
A loud, brassy instrument.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
Merry-Go-Round Life Suspension (Refrigerator Plant)
A device that offered cold sleep.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
Gravitational Disks
Maintain your footing on those low-gravity celestial bodies.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack  West)
Ship's Magnetic Plates (Magnetic Mooring)
Keeps a mining ship attached to the surface of an asteroid.
(From Asteroid of Gold [1932] by Clifford  Simak)
Asteroid Mining (Blasting)
Setting charges on an asteroid.
(From Asteroid of Gold [1932] by Clifford  Simak)
Centipede
Perfect craft for crawling through slushy, frozen lakes - on Titan.
(From Killing Titan [2015] by Greg  Bear)
Multi-Generation Space Voyage (Generation Ship)
A space ship and voyage intended to last across multiple human generations.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
Bethé blasters
Powerful enough to destroy a flying city.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James  Blish)
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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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