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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.

Will There Be A Digital Afterlife?
'A quick exchange of energies resulting from the relocation of discorporate states.' - Samuel R. Delany, 1968. (7/9/2016)
ROCKY - Resistive Overload Combined With Kinetic Yo-Yo
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses..' - Murray Leinster, 1953. (7/8/2016)
China Bans Self-Driving Car Testing
Innovation hits some bumps. (7/7/2016)
Robotic Lawnmower Fulfills SciFi Homeowner's Dreams
'The mower reached the edge of the lawn, clucked to itself like a contented hen...' - Clifford Simak, 1944. (7/6/2016)
7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962. (7/5/2016)
Beta-Ti3Au Titanium-Gold Alloy Hardest Tissue-Compatible Metal
It needs a more science-fictional name! (7/4/2016)
Solar Plane Circles The Globe
'Tropism-like pursuit of the sun across the sky as they recharged their batteries...' - Roger Zelazny (7/3/2016)
Audiobooks - Fastest Growing Format In Publishing
'The public preferred lectons...' - Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (7/2/2016)
SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
'Chicken Little, who would be sliced and packed to feed people from Baffinland to Little America.' - Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952. (7/1/2016)
Martian-Grown Food Might Be Fine
'I donít want to come off as arrogant here, but Iím the best botanist on the planet.' - Andy Weir, 2014. (6/30/2016)
MARLO Robot Attempts Wave Field
'It is apparent that he will walk before his human brother.' - Henry Slesar, 1958. (6/29/2016)
3RDiTEK Lifeblogging Headband Camera
'It's logging anyway - everything you see on duty goes into the black box.' - Charles Stross, 2007. (6/28/2016)
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Satellite Photography for Surveillance
Use of pictures taken from near Earth orbit for reconnaissance in a military operation.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Filing Crystal
Part kiosk, part storage system.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Wimp Vault
Lots of spare bodies.
(From Millenium [1983] by John  Varley)
Morgue (Recall Stage)
Storage and retrieval of frozen bodies.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Discorporaphone
For speaking with the electronic dead.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Discorporate Sector
An electronic afterlife.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Automatic Cultivators
Agricultural robots.
(From Piracy Preferred [1930] by John W.  Campbell)
Light-Absorbing Paint
Space stealth!
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Beam-Powered Propulsion
Using a powerful energy source as motive power for a projectile.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Placental Decanters
Perfect human bodies with control implants for remote use.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James  Tiptree, Jr.)
Eccentric Projection
Remote manipulation of a body not your own.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James  Tiptree, Jr.)
Sunship
A space craft powered entirely by the sun.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Positive Ray Propulsion (Ion Drive)
An ion drive.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Self-Sustaining Space Craft
A spacecraft ecosystem.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Photograph of Earth from Space
An aerial photograph from outside the atmosphere.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] 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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