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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.

ANNABELL AI Can Learn English From Scratch
'...Could understand not only classic programming but also Loglan and English..." - Robert Heinlein, 1966. (11/11/2015)
Tesla Suit Gives Haptic Hugs
'Then a pressure on the lips...' - Frederik Pohl, 1965. (11/10/2015)
Surgically Implantable Artificial Kidney Starts Testing
'George Walt... proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (11/9/2015)
Self-Filling Water Bottle Is Beetle-Based
'That moisture trickles down...', Frank Herbert, 1965. (11/8/2015)
Senate Passes Space Mining Legislation
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite...' - Nat Schachner, 1941. (11/7/2015)
Microsoft's Surface Book Is Part Clipboard
'Floyd sometimes wondered if the Newspad, and the fantastic technology behind it, was the last word in man's quest for perfect communications...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (11/6/2015)
Police Use Predictive Maps ala 'Minority Report' Routinely
'...the data-receptors, and the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (11/6/2015)
Tesla Autopilot Road Trip 2995 Miles, 57 Hours
'The beautiful old car cruised ... under the guidance of its automatic controls...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1976. (11/5/2015)
The 'Marching Mountains' Of Pluto
Calling Captain Future! Your time has come. (11/4/2015)
Graphene Thermopile May Grant Predator Heat Vision To Humans
'What the hell are you?' Predator vision systems at work. (11/3/2015)
BitDrones Flying Microbots Model Programmable Matter
'... as though a child should build from nursery blocks a fantastic shape which abruptly is filled with throbbing life.'- Abraham Merritt, 1920. (11/2/2015)
Starship Turbolift Elevators Coming From ThyssenKrupp AG
Your sideways elevator is getting closer to your floor. (11/1/2015)
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A dome-less protective air shield.
(From Hollywood on the Moon [1938] by Henry  Kuttner)
Magnetic Shoes
Footgear magnetized for working on steel hulls.
(From The Dual World [1938] by Arthur K.  Barnes)
Artificial Eye Drone
A remote flying device that transmits its view to the operator.
(From Glimpse [1938] by Manly Wade  Wellman)
A small military air vehicle.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam  Piper)
Computer Humorist
A computer acquires the ability to tell original jokes.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert  Heinlein)
Animal-tissue Culture Vat
A means of producing artificial meat for food.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam  Piper)
Ullran Enunciator
Special prosthesis needed to aid humans in speaking an alien language.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam  Piper)
Away from a planet, towards another or into space.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam  Piper)
A simple form of ground transportation.
(From Our Friends From Frolix 8 [1970] by Philip K.  Dick)
Mass Detector (Gravitator)
A device that finds substantial masses, particularly in the path of a space craft.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde  Wilson)
Steel-Lined Space Boots
In combination with a magnetized floor, allows the user to walk in zero gravity.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde  Wilson)
Coronium Ore
A radiolite substance to revolutionize industry.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde  Wilson)
Magnetic Flame Gun
Device shoots charged positive nuclei.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde  Wilson)
Reversal Coils
Provide both entry into a negative universe and propulsion.
(From The Infinite Enemy [1938] by Jack  Williamson)
A device that enables communication by thought alone.
(From The Infinite Enemy [1938] by Jack  Williamson)
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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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