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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.

Ecocapsule - Simak's Dream Of A Prefab House
'They are heated and air conditioned by a solar plant that tops anything... that we have today.' - Clifford Simak, 1952. (9/4/2015)
New Super Slippery Surface Better Than Nature's
'The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (9/3/2015)
Killer Robot COTSBot Stalks Starfish
'X-120's long jointed arms swung swiftly. The tiny animal lay crushed...' - Joseph Kelleam, 1939. (9/2/2015)
Heart-In-A-Box Saves Organ For Later
'Storage in the hospital's organ banks...' - Larry Niven, 1967. (9/1/2015)
MultiFab 10-Material 3D Printer
'On the concrete platform, in front of the dying Biltong, lay a heap of originals to be duplicated.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (8/29/2015)
Chaac Ha Dew Collector ala Dune
'The surface condenses moisture out of the air. That moisture trickles down...' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (8/27/2015)
Digital Immortality For Your Personality
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?' - Richard Morgan, 2003. (8/25/2015)
Robots Take Our Jobs By Reading Our Instructions
'The Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (8/23/2015)
Surgery In Space
' It was a ... coffin, form-fitted to Nessus himself...' - Larry Niven, 1972. (8/21/2015)
Flimmer Navy Drone Flies And Swims
Launch the Flying Sub! (8/19/2015)
Taser Drones Now Legal In North Dakota
'I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. (8/17/2015)
Growing Metal In The Shape You Want
What more do you need, engineers? (8/15/2015)
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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)
Dirt-Farming
An archaic method of food production.
(From The End of the Line [1951] by James  Schmitz)
Dominator
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)
Mind-Parasite
Takes over the cognition of a host organism.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Visiglobe
A display that provided a spherical, 3D visualization of a scene.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Quizzer
An autonomous mind-probe.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Vivo-Gel
Semi-living material.
(From Agent of Vega [1949] by James  Schmitz)
Mind-Lock
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)
Mentophone
A device that facilitates long-distance telepathy.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
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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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