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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.

Zap Space Debris With Telescope Laser On ISS
'... their lasers vaporized the smaller satellites...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (4/24/2015)
Moran Cerf, When Will We Get Neuro Tech For Ourselves?
If brainwave-sensing consumer products tickle your fancy, try real science! (4/23/2015)
Velkess Energy Storage System (It's A Flexible Flywheel!)
'The kinetic man unjacked Lalji’s kink-springs from the winding treadmills...'- Paolo Bacigalupi, 2005. (4/17/2015)
Performance Enhancing Drugs - In Gaming?
'A faint smell of rachag stimulant wafted down the table.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (4/16/2015)
Automated Treadmill Adjusts To Your Pace
'The auto-treadmill's bumps and gullies matched...'- David Brin, 1994. (4/15/2015)
Mr. Anderton, Beware This Long-Range Iris Scanner
Try keeping your eyes shut, Mr. Anderton. (4/14/2015)
Mini Statues Of You From 3D Images
'...A three-dimensional simulacrum of himself six inches high took form.'- Jack Vance, 1954. (4/13/2015)
'Forever' Camera Powered By Its Own Images
'What I have in this camera is not a record of what you did just now but what will go on here in the next half hour...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (4/12/2015)
Robot Chef Makes Thousands Of Dinners
'I got one of those new electronic cameras... and I could construct this one to do it exactly right down to the thousandth of a second.'- Anthony Boucher, 1943. (4/11/2015)
Revault Wearable Private Cloud Is Too Vaporous
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres...'- Dan Simmons, 1989. (4/10/2015)
Spacex Sticks Landing! But Neglects Lateral Forces
Elon Musk and Spacex engineers will not be denied! (4/9/2015)
Lumo Projector Turns Kids Rooms Into Bradbury's Veldt
'The walls began to purr and recede... and presently an African veldt appeared...'- Ray Bradbury, 1951. (4/8/2015)
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Rachag
A caffeine-style stimulant.
(From Dune [1965] by Frank  Herbert)
Wholographik
Hologram-style picture.
(From Stand on Zanzibar [1968] by John  Brunner)
Auto-Seal
Automatically deployed cover for power outlets; instant child-proofing.
(From Stand on Zanzibar [1968] by John  Brunner)
Synapsis-Coils
Human-like storage for computers.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Gravity neutralizing paint
Paint or coating that neutralized the effects of gravity on whatever it was painted on.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Sceneshifter
An automated display device that produced random pictorial presentations.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Mecho-Clothing
Apparel created entirely by machines.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Mechanical Tune-Maker
An electromechanical device that created unique music.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Virtual Assembly
Use of holograms to accomplish an assembly of people.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Controllable Drone Army
Darknet sorcerer uses gestures to control a network of drone servants.
(From Daemon [2009] by Daniel  Suarez)
Weather Machine
A device for controlling the weather.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat  Schachner)
Polarization Apparatus
A device that caused a space ship to repel the Earth and send a space ship on its way.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat  Schachner)
Diskoid
A huge flying saucer.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat  Schachner)
Search Beams
Penetrating rays that disclose the contents of rooms, ships, etc.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat  Schachner)
Sun-Tube
A slicing ray of death!
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat  Schachner)
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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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