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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.

Denisovans, Neandertals... And Us?
'But in far realms, among strange hominids, you couldn't shun each other, either.' - Larry Niven, 1996. (2/4/2016)
Patented! Google's Autonomous Delivery Trucks
I hope Google's trucks can find my house! (2/3/2016)
3 Parent Embryos Approved By Bioethicists
' A tkan merely courts a mlenb and is attracted to a good guur...' - William Tenn, 1949. (2/2/2016)
DIY Armed UAV (Toy)
'Each a television eye and a sonic stunner...' - Larry Niven, 1972. (2/1/2016)
Tired Of Speeders On Your Block? DIY Speed Tracker!
'There is no danger of a vehicle's speed exceeding that allowed in the section in which it happens to be...'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (1/30/2016)
Centriphone Whirling Selfie Camera
''Tight mid-shot and pull out on but behind me,' he told it...' - Karen Traviss, 2004. (1/29/2016)
Eagles Vs. Drones
'Moon bird's view was... partly blocked by the pyramid, so that he did not see the bird-things dark against the brilliant sky...' - Roger Zelazny, 1080. (1/28/2016)
SCiO Scanner Wants You To Be Spock
Almost as easy as a tricorder? Apparently, you can pre-order one now. (1/27/2016)
Self-Adapting Composite Heals Itself
'...Could seal the punctures that grain-of-sand-sized meteors might make.' - Ramond Z. Gallun, 1951. (1/26/2016)
Rigid Clothing, Or Wearable Furniture?
'Earth's scientists solved the problem ... by devising rigid metallic clothing.' (1/25/2016)
Swarming Intelligent Aquatic Surface Robots Ahoy!
'A remote-controlled emulsion, as it were, with uniform center...' - Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (1/24/2016)
SuitX Cheap Medical Exoskeleton
'... standing on two corrugated-soled titanium footplates...' - Fritz Leiber, 1968. (1/23/2016)
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Membrane
A listening device.
(From We [1922] by Yevgeny  Zamyatin)
Food Preparation Machine
An automated device for the production of complete meals.
(From Unto Us A Child Is Born [1933] by David H.  Keller)
Synthetic Food
Edible food for humans, grown in the laboratory.
(From Unto Us A Child Is Born [1933] by David H.  Keller)
Synthetic Babies
A means of gestating eggs to term is found.
(From A Biological Experiment [1928] by David H.  Keller)
Human Serial Number
A unique number tattooed on body of a person.
(From Unto Us A Child Is Born [1933] by David H.  Keller)
Psycho-Phone
A device that recorded and played back the thoughts of the user.
(From A Biological Experiment [1928] by David H.  Keller)
Auto-Car
A personal vehicle for indoor and outdoor use.
(From The Revolt of the Pedestrians [1928] by David H.  Keller)
Jumble-Box
A device that jumbles sensory input.
(From Changeling [1980] by Roger  Zelazny)
Human Blood Chlorophyll
Replacement of elements of human blood with chlorophyll.
(From The Murgatroyd Experiment [1929] by S.P.  Meek)
Tectogenetic
Deliberate manipulation of genes to produce unique species.
(From Crisis in Utopia [1940] by Norman L.  Knight)
Photophone
A device that provided a view of the other booth.
(From The Planeteer [1918] by Michael  Flynn)
Genetic Engineering
Direct manipulation of genetic material
(From Dragon's Island [1951] by Jack  Williamson)
Cogitator (The Chair of Reflection)
A device which improves the rationality of the thinking processes.
(From The Consolidator [1705] by Daniel  Defoe)
Hunter Program
Searching for occupied dwellings by monitoring electric power usage.
(From Mindkiller [1982] by Spider  Robinson)
Electrotruck
An autonomous truck.
(From The Corkscrew of Space [1956] by Poul  Anderson)
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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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