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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.

World's First 3D Printed Villa
'It makes drawings in the air following drawings...'- Murray Leinster, 1945. (2/27/2015)
Hyperloop Track Starts Next Year
All aboard! This is not just a test track, or a scale model. This is the real deal. (2/27/2015)
Brainflight Brain-Controlled Drone
'Mr Gant, you must think in Russian. Can you do that?'- 1982 film 'Firefox' (2/26/2015)
Students Control Lab Experiments Remotely Via App
'Hello, Europa... Is this your robot I'm looking at, in sector 94?'- James Blish, 1957. (2/25/2015)
ROBEAR Nursing Care Robot
What other robots are strong enough to carry you? Do you want them to do so? (2/24/2015)
Testing New Spacesuits In 1929 And 2015
'I'm going to pump the air from this room... so that the interior will be like airless and pressure-less space.'- Otto Willi Gail, 1929. (2/23/2015)
Space Station Kitchens 1929 and 2015
'Plates and cups ... slowly floated down to the floor and were not broken.'- Otto Willi Gail, 1929. (2/22/2015)
Volvo's 'Drive Me' Program Offers Autonomous Cars In 2017
'She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941. (2/21/2015)
Squad X Core Technologies For Infantry
'You can flip through your several types of radar displays quicker than you can change channels to avoid a commercial...'- Robert Heinlein, 1959. (2/20/2015)
Neptune Duo Smartwatch Wearable Wristband
'[He] pressed several buttons on the wide bracelet he wore upon his left wrist...'- Roger Zelazny, 1980. (2/19/2015)
FAA Drone Rules Beta Ready For Comments
Drones, big and small, you're going to like them all. (2/18/2015)
'Cortical Modem' Latest On DARPA's Wishlist
'...inside his skull... is a little cylinder, that neuronic receptor-transmitter.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1938. (2/17/2015)
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Robot Farmer
A humanoid robot used for agriculture.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Robot Guard
Very early reference to a guard robot.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Mother-Scanner
A device that can see your future through your next birth.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Metal Solvent Ray Thrower
Acts like a flame thrower in space.
(From Lost Rocket [1941] by Manly Wade  Wellman)
Blastick
A scorching beam weapon
(From The Traitor [1941] by Karl  von Rachen)
Electrono-Mirror
Focuses the sun's rays on a planetary surface for terraforming purposes.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S.  Bond)
Spacesuit Testing
A device and method for testing spacesuits.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi  Gail)
Electric Kitchen
Food preparation in space requires safe equipment.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi  Gail)
Pneumatic Suit
An airtight spacesuit.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi  Gail)
Dewlog
A drug with the side-effect of virtually eliminating hunger.
(From The Traitor [1941] by Karl  von Rachen)
Charted Planetoid Mines
Charting the planetoids and minor bodies for mining purposes.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S.  Bond)
Space Placers
Miners who use placer mining techniques adapted from Earth geology.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S.  Bond)
False Animal Repairman
A specialized roboticist who repaired robotic animals.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K.  Dick)
Rewriting History
Use of sophisticated technology to continuously rewrite the historical record.
(From 1984 [1948] by George  Orwell)
Harvesting Saturn's Rings
Mining the rings for industrial purposes.
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred  Bester)
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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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