Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Saturn's Race
by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes)

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:

StratoSail & Altair: Mars Robot Balloons
   StratoSail, a NASA-funded robotic balloon with a wing, and Altair, a Welsh robotic balloon, may hold the key to future Mars exploration.<

Sleep Room - Better Rest From A To Zzz
   Japan is the land of the rising sun - a sun that rises all too soon for weary commuters and hard-working students who burn the midnight oil. The Matsushita Electric Works Sleep Room may be the answer - sort of like Larry Niven's Napcap Rental Facilit

Metronap Sleep Pod
   The MetroNap Pod inclines forward to allow for easy entry, and then reclines to allow for optimal positioning. The slight elevation of the feet promotes blood circulation, while the elevation of the knees takes pressure off your lower back.

Nap-Cap - How About A Hat-Tip For Larry Niven?
   Maybe it just uses the name, but Heads Up(TM)'s Nap-Cap should at least mention Larry Niven, who thought of it.

Maya Hotel Floating Pyramid Island In Caribbean Sea
   I think I've read about this one before; it would be nice to have a hotel you could move.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation May Provide A Napcap
   TMS may also help with sleep disorders - switch on deep sleep.

Lilypad City Floating Island Concept
   Great-looking concept design by a Belgian architect shows sustainable living in giant floating ocean cities.

Sleepbox Like Niven's Napcap
   Just the thing for weary travelers, it looks like someone was reading Larry Niven. But where's the sleep induction cap?

Insomnia? Try Cooling Your Brain
   Insomnia can be very difficult to treat; this idea may provide a non-prescription answer.

Blueseed Offshore Floating Corporation Ready By 2014
   ' islands bringing life to a watery desert.'

Podtime Sleeping Pod Like Niven's Napcap
   'The lid lifted and she crawled inside... The inside received her as a womb.'

Inspired By Japan, Nap Pods For Hajj
   It's always a good time for a nap.

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
   'In the napcap a client became an instant yoga master' - Niven and Barnes, 2000.

Sleeping Pods In Tokyo Railway Stations
   '... she was asleep before the lid sealed fully back in place.' - Larry Niven, 2003.

Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
   'The lid lifted and she crawled inside...' - Larry Niven, 2000. 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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Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer

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