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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.

Cormorant Flying Car
'The cab came floating down out of the sky...' - James Blish, 1957. (1/14/2017)
ElliQ Robot To Help Israel's Grandmas And Grandpas
'The robant and the tiny old woman entered the control room slowly...' - Philip K Dick, 1953. (1/13/2017)
EU Debates Kill Switches For Robots
'I have a mechanism which our autofac on Mars builds as an... emergency safety...' - Philip K. Dick, 1968. (1/12/2017)
Scotland Set To Implement Basic Income
'Earned by just being born.'- Philip Jose Farmer, 1967. (1/11/2017)
Sales Robots More Persistent Than Humans
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing,,, shrilling...' - Philip K Dick, 1954. (1/10/2017)
AI Identifies Suicidal Behavior With 93 Percent Accuracy
'...He padded into the living room, and seated himself by the suitcase; he opened it, clicked switches, and turned on Dr. Smile.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965. (1/9/2017)
Razer Project Valerie Laptop Unfurls
'A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently...' - William Gibson, 1986. (1/8/2017)
Can Virtual Reality help People Cope With Pain?
Research is promising. (1/7/2017)
Dust Movement On The Moon, Saturn's Rings Solved
'...The dust normally on the surface picks up and keeps a charge.' - Hal Clement, 1956. (1/6/2017)
Largest Micro-Drone Swarm Release Successful
'... Programmed to hang in space in a hexagonal grid pattern.' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (1/5/2017)
Robot Motion Planning 10K Times Faster
'The robot crab... fired a burst of light, then froze...' - William Gibson, 1984. (1/4/2017)
Reconfigured Graphene 10X Strong, 5 Percent Dense, As Steel
'...It was made of Alohydrolium, which is the lightest of all metals.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (1/3/2017)
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Off-World
Not of Earth.
(From Judgement Night [1943] by C.L.  Moore)
Mechanical Men
Remote controlled robots used to perform dangerous work.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Personal Metallic Record Disc
A stamped metal record that contains all of a person's data in a convenient form.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Electro-Culturer
A device used to artificially stimulate cell growth and development.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Teleview
A device for seeing at a distance.
(From The Phantom Teleview [1929] by Bob  Olsen)
Pent House
An island in the sky - a hermetically sealed skyscraper isolated entirely from its surroundings.
(From The Pent House [1932] by David H.  Keller)
Manufactured Planet
Is that a moon - or a space station?
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S.  Aldinger)
Spaceship Garden
A fully-enclosed garden on a spaceship producing edible foodstuffs.
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S.  Aldinger)
Living Space Ship
A space ship made of a living substance, in this case cellulose.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray  Leinster)
First Contact
The initial encounter with a non-human race.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray  Leinster)
Time Stream
The total sequence of events considered as a kind of flow.
(From Time Stream [1931] by John  Taine)
Mutation
An organism that has come into being through genetic mutation.
(From The Man Who Evolved [1931] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Space Laboratory
A specialized space station, for scientific research.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat  Schachner)
Venus Cities Float In Atmosphere
Cloud cities on Venus.
(From Bread Overhead! [1958] by Fritz  Leiber)
Pressurized Penthouse
A stratospheric perch - if buildings are tall enough, you'll need this.
(From Bread Overhead! [1958] by Fritz  Leiber)
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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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