Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Spacehounds of IPC
by E.E. 'Doc' Smith

"ONE of the most fascinating mysteries of the heavens is the comet. It goes through space, gets near enough to the earth to be seen, and then goes off and disappears in celestial distance. Often it has a hyperbolic orbit, which would make it impossible to come back. Yet it may return—apparently contradicting the geometry of conic sections. This only goes to prove once more that it is risky to say anything is impossible—even that our hero of this story manages beautifully, with the aid of Cantrell’s Comet, to avoid complete annihilation while stranded in interstellar space. "


(From Lifeboats from 'Spacehounds of IPC')

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Polymeric Nitrogen: Science Fiction Explosive
   Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry have synthesised a polymeric cubic form of nitrogen where all atoms are connected with single covalent bonds, similar to carbon atoms in diamond, creating what may be the most powerful explosive e

Gravity Tractor Research By British Scientists
   It would take some planning and advance tracking, but a gravity tractor might actually work.

Terahertz Remote Sensing Detectors
   See through walls, containers and clothes from hundreds of feet away - and identify the unique signature of different substances.

Tractor Beam Works Over Longer Distances
   Still a prototype, and it only works in an atmosphere. But still, we're making progress.

Physicists Build Repulsor / Tractor Beam
   'Brandon swung mighty tractor beams upon the severed halves of the Jovian vessel...'- EE 'Doc' Smith, 1931.

Tractor Beams? They're Working On It
   'Brandon swung mighty tractor beams...' - Doc Smith, 1931.

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Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
re: Larry Niven
(2/14/2024)

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts
(2/12/2024)

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/10/2024)

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