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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 Printer 'Teleports' Objects Like Simak's Way Stations
'An entirely new being but exactly like the old one'- Clifford Simak, 1963. (1/18/2015)
Laser Etching Makes Metal Super-Hydrophobic
'The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (1/17/2015)
Patient Walks Out With Fully Artificial Heart
'The throb of the robot pump gave him confidence...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960. (1/16/2015)
Radisens' Gemini Instant Blood Tests
It's a step toward a universal medical testing device. (1/15/2015)
Nonhuman Artist Collective Keeps Robot Artist Earnings Until Legal
The artists should be paid for their work, don't you think? (1/14/2015)
Argentine Orangutan Receives Basic Human Rights
'They wouldn't dare let the Fuzzies be proven sapient...'- Little Fuzzy, 1962. (1/13/2015)
Elon Musk, Google To Extend Internet Into Earth Orbit, Then Mars
'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'- George O Smith, 1942. (1/12/2015)
Range R Lets Police See Into Your House
There are lots of ways to see through walls! (1/11/2015)
Thync Mood Alteration Like PKD's Mood Organ
'I sat down at my mood organ and I experimented...' (1/10/2015)
Atlas DRC Robot Now Untethered
Free walking robots are here! Maybe sooner than you thought. (1/9/2015)
VirtualGreen Putting Simulator Like Brin's Needle-Gym
'My eyes saw a tiny, off-white chamber, its coarse floor of needles mimicking a steep hillside...'- David Brin, 1994. (1/8/2015)
VW Golf R Touch With Gesture Control
'All you had to do was wave your hand...'- Douglas Adams, (1/7/2015)
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Magnalloy
A durable form of magnesium.
(From The Cave of Horror [1930] by S.P.  Meek)
Death Projector
Wide angle Ray of death!
(From The Stolen Mind [1930] by M.L.  Staley)
Multiverse
A set or series of universes in parallel with our own.
(From The Sundered Worlds [1963] by Michael  Moorcock)
Killer Robot
An autonomous robot made for the express purpose of killing living creatures.
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Visual Pattern Recognition
A robot's ability to respond to programmed visual stimulus
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Solar-Powered Robot
A robot powered by sunlight.
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Thought-receptor Vote-counting Machine
That's one way to do a plebiscite.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Vita-Light
A special form of bulb or light source that could keep people who were never exposed to the sun perfectly healthy.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Telucid
A holographic projector.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Ultra-Telescope Ray
A transporter Ray that works over interplanetary distances.
(From The Moon Weed [1931] by Harl  Vincent)
Control Disk

(From The Slave Ship From Space [1931] by A.R.  Holmes)
Metal Monster
A large robotic device with legs.
(From The Doom From Planet 4 [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Vision-Tube
A kind of seeing device like a short-range telescope.
(From The Doom From Planet 4 [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Robot-Deranger
A device that confuses the cognitive functions of robots.
(From The Exile of Time [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Waiter
Robotic restaurant servitor.
(From The Death Cloud [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
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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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