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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.

Tesla Promises Fully Autonomous Cars By 2018
It's been a criminal offense for at least a hundred years to drive manually on a public highway.- Arthur C. Clarke, 1976. (9/26/2015)
Light Molecules (And Maybe Light Sabers, Someday)
'It will be matter, matter made of light...'- John W. Campbell, 1930. (9/24/2015)
Telepresence In The Office
'That led to his development of robot probes; small devices with cameras and sound equipment which could move freely... under direct control.' - Niven and Pournelle, 1981. (9/22/2015)
Piper, Google's 2 Billion Line Code Repository, Needs A Cool Display
'The student pointed a finger and as he did so, the line of equations marched down the wall...' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (9/20/2015)
WEpod Driverless Vehicle On The Netherlands Roads
'The car moved smoothly away. Mirelly-Lyra half relaxed; she was not steering.' - Larry Niven, 1978. (9/18/2015)
Computer Predicts Psychosis Better Than Psychiatrists
'The mechanism which was the portable extension of Dr. Smile...' - Philip K. Dick, 1965. (9/16/2015)
Robot Evolution Needs Mass Extinction Events
'It was small, one of the baby ones.'- Philip K. Dick, 1953. (9/16/2015)
Lab-Grown Kidneys Implanted Successfully - In Animals
'For a while your colonists will have to come up to the Hospital to get treatment with the ramrobot symbiots'- Larry Niven, 1968. (9/14/2015)
Korean Lab Ready To Clone Your Dog
Man's best friend. Man's best friend. Man's best friend. (9/12/2015)
DARPA NeuroTech Hand With Natural Sensation
'Take care, sir.' Robotic installation of feeling robotic hand not quite ready, Mr. Lucas. (9/11/2015)
Nuke Mars To Terraform It, Says Elon Musk
'... Mars could not be made habitable without first being stocked with air and water...' - Olaf Stapledon, 1930. (9/10/2015)
Texas-Sized Ice Slab Found On Mars
'That's okay, still ice in The Rock and a miner expects to sound for it...'- Robert Heinlein, 1966. (9/9/2015)
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Gravity Centrifuge
Used in low gravity environments to build up muscle for visits to Earth, or other high gravity worlds.
(From Space Cadet [1948] by Robert  Heinlein)
Space Boots (Cat Feet)
Special footgear for spacemen.
(From Space Cadet [1948] by Robert  Heinlein)
Space Legs
The ability to walk under high gee acceleration on a space ship.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Semi-Conducting Graphite-Gel
Computer brain structured like animal brain.
(From Callahan and the Wheelies [1960] by Stephen  Barr)
An archaic method of food production.
(From The End of the Line [1951] by James  Schmitz)
Device implants a psychological block.
(From The End of the Line [1951] by James  Schmitz)
Ontogenetic Adaptation
Immediate genetic-level ability to eat alien plants.
(From The End of the Line [1951] by James  Schmitz)
Telepath Transmitter
A device for long distance communication that makes use of telepathy.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Takes over the cognition of a host organism.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
A display that provided a spherical, 3D visualization of a scene.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
An autonomous mind-probe.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Semi-living material.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
A device that confines a mind within its own shielded area.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Zag House
A means of implanting dreams.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
A device that facilitates long-distance telepathy.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
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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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