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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.

Race Into The Future With Bionic Boots
'The tremendous loping strides afforded by such devices... '- Neal Stephenson, 1995. (11/27/2014)
Oak Ridge To Pay For The (Giant, Superfast 3D) Printer
'Can your Biltong print for more than a hundred people?'- Philip K. Dick, 1956. (11/27/2014)
Linux Robot Masters Automatic Charging
'Then it appeared to make up its mind, and trundled over to a wall socket...'- Stephen Barr, 1960. (11/26/2014)
PR2 Robot Dominates In Laundry Room
Where are the robots who will pick up discarded clothes? (11/25/2014)
Do You Want A Tablet Computer? Or, Fad Over?
'He would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship's information circuit'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (11/24/2014)
First Person Video Flying Parrot Bebop Drone Video
'Over a radius of several miles Sonya's raytron apparatus could direct its flight...'- Ray Cummings, 1928. (11/23/2014)
XPrize's Diamandis Implants RFID Tag In Hand
'People in Manhattan have replaced their Freedom Card with a radio-frequency chip about the size of a vitamin pill.'- John Twelve Hawks, 2014. (11/22/2014)
Lightpaper Way Thinner Than OLED
'You have this on Siwenna?'- Isaac Asimov, 1952. (11/21/2014)
Foodini 3D Printer
''...Food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (11/20/2014)
Parrot Bebop Drone Pairs With Your Smartphone
'Over a radius of several miles Sonya's raytron apparatus could direct its flight [using] an image of all that the lens eye saw.'- Ray Cummings, 1928. (11/19/2014)
SCRIBE Enables Distributed Genomically Encoded Memory
Genomic DNA for analog, rewritable, and flexible memory. (11/18/2014)
Artisanal 3D Printing By Martha Stewart
'Nanofax AG offers a technology that digitally reproduces objects, physically, at a distance.'- William Gibson, 1999. (11/17/2014)
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Free Robot
A robot without a master.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel  Keyes)
Heritable Memories Bloodline
Using magical means to tie specific memories to the bloodlines of selected families.
(From The Time of the Dark [1982] by Barbara  Hambly)
Car Dashboard Drone Controller
A screen and controls for using a remote drone.
(From Runaway [1985] by Michael  Crichton)
Parent Drone
A drone platform that launches smaller drones.
(From Kill Decision [2012] by Daniel  Suarez)
Fido
Combination television, news camera and surveillance device.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Oxygen Fountain
A small factory for making oxygen on the Martian surface.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Purple Wage
Guaranteed subsidy paid to every citizen.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Puff (Puff Balls)
Material that is used to help Skyrines dropped to the surface of Mars get rid of some of that excess velocity.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Fornixation
Electrical stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Skintight
Specialized space suit for low atmospheric pressure environments like Mars.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Norm-All Program
A set of algorithms that determine a reasonable location for every citizen.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
EYE Program
A massive government database on civilians.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Timeout
The part of a Skyrene's life that is spent in Warm Sleep travel between Earth and the destination planet.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Freedom ID
A chip inserted into the hand for identification (and surveillance) purposes.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Cosmoline (Warm Sleep)
Special gel that offers healing and hibernation for space travelers.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
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