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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.

Ignition Interlock Devices Stopped 1.7 Million Drunken Tries
'Maybe the car was right...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963. (5/19/2016)
Man Filmed Sleeping In Tesla On Autopilot
'Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (5/18/2016)
Otto Self-Driving Truck Kits
'Trucks gulped packages and scurried like beetles...' - Poul Anderson, 1956. (5/17/2016)
Humans Help Robots Identify Recyclables
'You give it a good look... then press the right button and in she goes.' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (5/15/2016)
Is This Robotic Hand As Quick As Yours?
'V-Stephen's surgeon-hand, a self-contained robot of precision quality...' - Philip K Dick, 1955. (5/14/2016)
DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane
'They were more airplane than spaceship...' - Robert Heinlein, 1951. (5/13/2016)
Douglas Adams Your Babel Fish Is Ready - The Pilot By Waverly
'You'll need to have this fish in your ear.' - Douglas Adams, 1979. (5/12/2016)
OMG! DIY Arduino Robot Vacuum Cleaner Like Bradbury's Mice
'Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted.' - Ray Bradbury, 1950. (5/11/2016)
NASA Culturing ISS Walls For Microbes
'Collect organisms and dust for study...' - Michael Crichton, 1969. (5/10/2016)
Siemens 3D Printing Robot Spiders
'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...' - Charles Sheffield, 1979. (5/9/2016)
Implants Melt In Your Brain, Not In Your Hands
Implant and forget - they melt in your brain, not in your hands. (5/8/2016)
Baby Boomers Will LOVE Autonomous Cars (Trust Me!)
'Old people began to cross the continent in their own cars....' - David H. Keller, 1935. (5/7/2016)
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Pocket-Planet
An asteroid.
(From The Duel on the Asteroid [1932] by P. Schuyler  Miller (w/D. McDermott))
Pocket Universe
A created, separate space within the normal space of the universe.
(From Pocket Universes [1946] by Murray  Leinster)
Water to Cushion Acceleration
The use of water to cushion and protect against extreme ship accelerations.
(From The Derelicts of Ganymede [1932] by John W.  Campbell)
Shatter-Gun
A hand-held device that literally scrambles the brains of the victim.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack  Vance)
Cephaloscope
A device used to detect lying.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack  Vance)
One-Way Passage
A different way to assure permanent egress.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack  Vance)
Tele-Audiovized Meeting
Teleconferencing done right.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Integral Calculator
A device that accepts complex equations and solves them.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Moon Run
An accurate representation of running on the moon.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Recoil Pistol
A handheld device that permits a spaceman to manuever in zero gravity.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Sodaluminum
Lightweight and tough!
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Food Factory
Mechanized production of food by entirely artificial means.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Selective Electric Eye
A facial recognition device.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Alpha Insert
A special compound used to seal punctures in space craft.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Rocket Liner
A rocket designed for point-to-point Earth journeys; it goes well into the stratosphere.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
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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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