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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,400 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 4,100 Science Fiction in the News articles.

New Material Is One Molecule Thick
'Hasan always pitched a Gauzy - a one-molecule-layer tent...'- Roger Zelazny, 1966. (8/20/2014)
Robot Swarm Obeys Commands
'What is the nature of this cloud? What is your opinion?'- Stanislaw Lem, 1954. (8/18/2014)
AliveCor App Detects Heart Arrhythmias, Has FDA Approval
Works on humans and puppeteers. (8/16/2014)
Laws Of Robotics Rewritten for Health Care
A lot has happened in health care robotics since 1942. (8/14/2014)
Origami Robot Finally Self-Assembles, Walks On Its Own
Now shipping flat, but better than Ikea, because self-assembling. (8/12/2014)
A.L.O. Robot Butler Serves You At Aloft Hotel
'Her idea of what a butler-valet combo should look like...'- William Tenn, 1951. (8/11/2014)
Mometum Machines Burgerbot
'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'- Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912. (8/10/2014)
Google Lobbies For Autonomous Motorcycles
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems.'- Bruce Sterling, 1988. (8/9/2014)
No Cages In Future Zoos Is Zootopia?
'The park... twisted through specimens from every inhabited planet of the known universe.' (8/8/2014)
Navdy HeadUp Display (HUD) For Your Car
'All displays are thrown on a mirror in front of you...'- Robert Heinlein, 1959. (8/7/2014)
Computer 'Aesop' Writes Fables With A Moral
'I handed Tony the master tape and he played it into the IBM'- JG Ballard, 1971. (8/6/2014)
Artificial Wombs - Ectogenesis Technology - Is On The Way
'Magnificent, aren't they? (Lama Su, in Star Wars II) (8/5/2014)
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Alien Zoo
A zoo that brings together plants and animals from many planets.
(From The Dosadi Experiment [1977] by Frank  Herbert)
Smoke Jets (Air Leak Detection)
A means of determining the location of air leaks in a building built on an airless moon.
(From The Great Dome of Mercury [1932] by Leo  Zagat)
Floating Castle
A vast building floating freely above the land surface of Ringworld.
(From Ringworld [1970] by Larry  Niven)
Ownership of Machines
Who will own the machines that produce material abundance?
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Dressing Machines
Semi-autonomous guided devices that could dress a person in ordinary clothing.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Gas Station
An entirely automated station for dispensing fuel to consumer vehicles.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
A drug that breaks down the ability of the brain to perceive space and physical objects properly, or in sequence; a new universe opens.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Floating Building
An apartment building that floats a few feet off the ground.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
EEG-Gram Projection
Detection of unique characteristics at a distance.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Spacelanes Traffic Jam
Fanciful description of commuters in space.
(From Sales Pitch [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
A robotic butler.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry  Harrison)
Nerve Machine
A device that delivers pure pain via neural currents.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry  Harrison)
A small telephone that has a screen to show pictures.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Transparent Overalls
Perfect for prisoners, because nothing can be concealed.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry  Harrison)
Killalc Pills
Counteracts the effects of alcohol consumption.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry  Harrison)
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RAFFE Helps Remote Mobile Investigator Gather Fingerprints
The Pedsco RMI (Remote Mobile Investigator) robot. (re: Isaac Asimov).

EyeBall: Omni-Directional Smart Eye Sensor
What would you see if you tossed an EyeBall sensor into a group of aliens? (re: Robert Silverberg)

Baja Beach Club Implants VeriChip In Customers
Club patrons can have a rice grain-sized VeriChip RFID device implanted. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Road Stud Traffic Camera Reads License Plates
The camera is so sensitive that it can tell if your tires are balding as your car moves by at speed. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Liquid Armor In Two Flavors: Shear Thickening and Magnetorheological
Kevlar fiber vests soaked with STF are pliable under normal conditions. (re: Larry Niven)

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