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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.

Bat Bot Robotic Flapping-Wing Drone
'The dark birdforms dotted the mountaintops like statues of prehistoric beasts, wings outspread...' - Roger Zelazny, 1980. (5/1/2017)
NASA's Astronaut Rescue Ball
'Ball and closely-prisoned man plummeted downward..' - Doc Smith, 1934. (4/30/2017)
ARM Wants To Build Brain Chips
'Slivers of microsoft, angular fragments of colored silicon...' - William Gibson, 1984. (4/29/2017)
Sky Fence - A Drone-Proof Shield Created Over Prison
'There’s still a protective field over the whole thing. It volatilizes anything that tries to get through.' - Robert Silverberg, 1969. (4/28/2017)
Geoengineering The Atmosphere For Climate Change
'...a uniform temperature for each degree of latitude the year round.' - John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (4/27/2017)
Archinaut Orbiting Robotic Factory
'Mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (4/26/2017)
Cryonic Preservation - The Last Perk You'll Ever Need
'Is there not also a law providing for voluntary suspension of animation?' - Edward Page Mitchell, 1879. (4/25/2017)
Computers Understand Humans By Watching And Modeling Them
Soon, your computer will be watching you... and judging you. (4/24/2017)
NASA Asks For Moon To Earth Delivery Ideas
'Authority's 3-g catapult was almost one hundred kilometers long...' - Robert Heinlein, 1966. (4/23/2017)
Musk Tunnels Wisely Restrict Drivers
Too many robots. (4/22/2017)
Robot Swarms Controlled With Augmented Reality
'You're not thinking in enough dimensions...' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (4/21/2017)
MIT's C-LEARN Helps Robots Transfer Learning To Other Robots
'Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (4/20/2017)
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Protective Field (Safety Field)
An static energy field used to protect a city.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert  Silverberg)
Flying Robot Drone Probe
A remote-controlled flying drone used for remote investigation and surveillance.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert  Silverberg)
Zero 'g'
In a ship in orbit, in free fall.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
A radiation-resistant robot.
(From The Defenders [1953] by Philip K.  Dick)
A state in which gravity is effectively absent or cancelled out.
(From If Science Reached the Earth's Core [1938] by John R.  Binder)
Robot Strike
When robots refuse to work.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari  Wolf)
Flesh Men
Thinking beings that are not mechanical robots - human beings.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Harl  Vincent)
Lead-Bodied Android
A robot designed for use in the nuclear industry.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari  Wolf)
Droid (First Use)
Contraction of "android".
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari  Wolf)
A vehicle for space travel.
(From War in Space [1926] by Raymond  Quiex)
Artificial Island
An entirely artificial, floating island.
(From Between Earth and Moon [1930] by Otfrid  von Hanstein)
Neural Lace
An interface between the brain and computer facilities.
(From Surface Detail [2010] by Iain M  Banks)
Chin Window
An aperture that allows an astronaut to see his own feet (greater field of view).
(From Have Space Suit - Will Travel [1958] by Robert  Heinlein)
Space Socks
Protective garments for the lower extremities.
(From Lost Rocket [1941] by Manly Wade  Wellman)
Minimal spaceship.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert  Silverberg)
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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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