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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.

Otto Self-Driving Truck Kit Delivers Budweiser Beer
'Trucks gulped packages and scurried like beetles...' - Poul Anderson, 1956. (10/17/2016)
Airnest Drone Flight Logging Tool
'He reached to unsnap the cartograph from his belt.'- Jack Williamson, 1931. (10/16/2016)
Untethered Drone Gets Wireless Power
'We'll use my 'broomstick'.' - Robert Heinlein, 1942. (10/15/2016)
ESA Plans Akon Projectile To Europa ala Jules Verne
'... might [it] not be possible to project a shot up to the moon?' Jules Verne, 1867. (10/14/2016)
Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
It's the look of things to come. (10/13/2016)
Shape-Memory Metal Transforms Millions Of Times
'Annealed in any shape for a time, and codified, the structure of that shape is retained down to the molecules.' - Samuel R. Delany (10/12/2016)
Advertising Drones Hover Over Traffic In Mexico
'Blurbflies are allowd to travel the streets, buzzing their adverts alive and direct...' - Jeff Noon, 2000. (10/11/2016)
How Can Amazon Patent A Voice-Controlled Drone?
''Tight mid-shot...' he told it.' Karen Traviss, 2004. (10/10/2016)
'North Sense' Wearable Piercing From Cyborg Nest
'The fingers opened from the many-scaled stellarimeter grafted onto his palm.' - Samuel R. Delany, 1966. (10/9/2016)
proCover Smart Sock Prosthetic Limb Enhancement
'Series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce...' - Roger Zelazny, 1965. (10/8/2016)
Robots And AIs Will Replace Humans At 7 Percent Of U.S. Jobs
'And Mike took on endless new jobs.' - Robert Heinlein, (10/7/2016)
Human Doctors Still Better Than Computers
'Nowadays surgery was normally done by autodocs...' - Larry Niven, 1966. (10/6/2016)
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Perfectly seals cuts also helps through-skin implants heal.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Command Bracelet
A wrist-borne device with a variety of capabilities.
(From Sagramanda [2006] by Alan Dean  Foster)
Used by space navigators.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Pocket Scanner
A device that scans for the codes that will open a vehicle's door on command.
(From Sagramanda [2006] by Alan Dean  Foster)
Construction Robot
Autonomous robots work on construction sites.
(From Runaway [1985] by Michael  Crichton)
Space Craft Rope Ladder
Equipment used for debar king from a space craft.
(From Diabologic [1955] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Automatic-Electric Packing Machine
A device able to pack randomly shaped objects combined into a single package automatically.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo  Gernsback)
Iridium Spirals (Street Lights)
Streetlights provide sunlight at night.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo  Gernsback)
The lightest metal.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo  Gernsback)
Alternate Computer Personality
A computer system that can take on complete, alternate personalities.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert  Heinlein)
TW-55 Spy
Conscious control of facial characteristics.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Tensile Memory Polarized Matter
The same piece of material can take pre-determined shapes.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Goat/Spider Silk
High tensile strength fibers from - goats.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
Email Shirt
See your email on your shirt.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
Self-Cleaning Gym Suit
Removes the source of odor.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
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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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