Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Tides of Light
by Gregory Benford

The last group of human beings flees extinction at the hands of the mech civilization; they run to a remote planet where they find aliens more powerful than they could imagine.

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:

Chinese 'Seed Satellite'
   China will launch the first satellite designed specifically for seed-breeding in space. The project includes satellite research and development, mechanism research and simulation tests, as well as the launch and recovery of the satellite itself.

Giant Space Vegetables Now On Earth!
   The seeds for this monster harvest spent time - maybe too much time - in low Earth orbit.

Space Agriculture For Long-Term Space Exploration
   Canadian researchers seek to find another great achievement like the Canadarm by providing sustenance to astronauts on long trips.

Harvest-Time On The International Space Station
   We will come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

NASA Harvests Lettuce On ISS
   First we test, then we taste.

Underwater Balloon Gardens
   'He puffed heavily as he angled around the bulbous lifezones...'- Gregory Benford, 1989.

Tasty Space Lettuce!
   Having tested, we tasted.

BioPod Inflatable Membrane From Interstellar Lab
   'He puffed heavily as he angled around the bulbous lifezones...' - Gregory Benford, 1989.

Solar Power Transmitted From Orbit Down To Earth
   'The Power Planet, of course, is that vast man-made disk of metal set spinning about the sun to supply the Earth with power...' - Murray Leinster, 1931. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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SpaceX Intros Extravehicular Activity Suit
re: Garret P. Serviss

Athena Smart Security Guard Robot With Face Recognition
re: Greg Bear

The FLUTE Project - A Huge Liquid Mirror In Space
re: Raymond Z. Gallun

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