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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.

Electric Bacteria That Live On Pure Energy
'April 5, 1977; that was the night the waveries came.'- Frederic Brown, 1945. (7/13/2014)
EXACTO Smart Bullet From DARPA
Nicely visualized in what 1984 movie? (7/12/2014)
Neural Implant To Treat Memory Loss
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'- Richard Morgan, 2003. (7/11/2014)
MIT's Shape-Shifting Robot Materials
The T-100, an advanced prototype, is made of liquid metal. Not quite ready. (7/10/2014)
LS3 AlphaDog Robot Marine Corps Video
'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs, so necessary since roads had degenerated...'- Anthony Boucher, 1951. (7/9/2014)
Vantablack Is Blacker Than Your Black
'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...'- Dpc Smith, 1934. (7/8/2014)
Remotely Operated Gardening Rover - Student's Space Agricultural Robot
'There were things growing all over the place, not just in some domed enclosures blasted some millions of miles out in to space.' (7/7/2014)
Revisiting A Cloud City On Venus
I've been looking forward to something like this since 1980. (7/6/2014)
'Windowless Cockpit' Like Star Trek's Patent Applied For
Wait - you thought Sulu had a window? (7/5/2014)
'No Man's Sky' - The Matrix Is Almost Ready
Ready for an adventure, Neo? (7/4/2014)
The Claustrum - The Brain's On Off Switch?
'All I have to do is move this switch and he'll recover consciousness...'- John Brunner, 1976. (7/3/2014)
Haptic Gloves Teach Braille Without Effort
'Jenkins bit his lip... [at] the sensation of having his fingers manipulated by the gauntlets he wore.'- Robert Heinlein, 1942. (7/2/2014)
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Seed Bomb
A tiny explosive that can be embedded under the skin.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Microtransmitter Dot
A tiny transmitter placed on ID cards, used to track ID holders.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Hood Hologram
A hologrammatic display on the outside surface of a car.
(From Virtual Light [1993] by William  Gibson)
Holo-Scanner
A small portable device that acquired holographic surveillance images.
(From A Scanner Darkly [1977] by Philip K.  Dick)
Holo-Cube
A very large holographic display, that a person could walk into.
(From A Scanner Darkly [1977] by Philip K.  Dick)
Holo-Printing
Errors introduced in data storage media when recording under improper conditions.
(From A Scanner Darkly [1977] by Philip K.  Dick)
Death-Reversal Equipment
Brings you back from losing a duel.
(From The Age of The Pussyfoot [1965] by Frederik  Pohl)
Garbage Device
Autonomous garbage collection device.
(From The Age of The Pussyfoot [1965] by Frederik  Pohl)
Translatophone
A device that performs mechanical translation of one language into another.
(From My Translatophone [1901] by Frank  Stockton)
Neural Door Lock
A device that provides access based on neurological data.
(From The Unreconstructed M [1957] by Philip K.  Dick)
Death-Rattle
A device that sends a signal upon brain death of the user.
(From The Unreconstructed M [1957] by Philip K.  Dick)
Remote Control Taxicab
A cab that is piloted by a remote operator.
(From The Unreconstructed M [1957] by Philip K.  Dick)
Mechanical Cleaning Device
A small, ground-based autonomous robot doing basic janitorial work.
(From The Unreconstructed M [1957] by Philip K.  Dick)
Death Bath
A suicide chamber.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Thought Coil (Machine Intelligence)
Specially designed hardware that imparts intelligence to machines.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
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The Pedsco RMI (Remote Mobile Investigator) robot. (re: Isaac Asimov).

EyeBall: Omni-Directional Smart Eye Sensor
What would you see if you tossed an EyeBall sensor into a group of aliens? (re: Robert Silverberg)

Baja Beach Club Implants VeriChip In Customers
Club patrons can have a rice grain-sized VeriChip RFID device implanted. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Road Stud Traffic Camera Reads License Plates
The camera is so sensitive that it can tell if your tires are balding as your car moves by at speed. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Liquid Armor In Two Flavors: Shear Thickening and Magnetorheological
Kevlar fiber vests soaked with STF are pliable under normal conditions. (re: Larry Niven)

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