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by Isaac Asimov

The final novel of the Foundation trilogy; will psychohistory get back on track and bring peace to the galaxy? You've read the first two books; this is more of the same great stuff. (Also, take a look at the inventive ideas from Asimov's first and second books in the trilogy - Foundation and Foundation and Empire.)

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Speech Recognition Algorithms Improve
   Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have created a new formula that improves upon the Good-Turing algorythm and may lead to better quality speech recognition.

Ticketed Passengers Only Aboard Soyuz ('TANSTAAFL' Says Roskosmos)
   Russia's space agency Roskosmos announced that it would stop giving free rides to US astronauts beginning in 2006. US space shuttles have been grounded since February of 2003, when the shuttle Columbia burned up on re-entry.

Dynamic Agenda Wallpaper Glows With Your Achievements
   This room-sized tribute to your busy life is the best possible way to dominate a meeting.

Farming Detroit Like Trantor
   An agrarian Detroit may well be in the offing in the decline of the Big Three automakers.

Agrarian Detroit, Your Harvest Home
   The Vegetable City? It doesn't quite have the same ring as 'The Motor City', but give it time.

Siri Dictation For iPad Like Asmiov's 'Transcriber'
   'Nobody but some old drips would use key machines...' According to Arkady Darell, anyway (and soon, teenagers everywhere!)

Detroit's Urban Agriculture Ordinance
   'The survivors tore up the metal plating and sold it... for seed and cattle.'-Isaac Asimov, 1951.

Robot Handwriting Via App Better Than Yours
   Don't get caught with fake handwriting. Use the best robot handwriting.

How Many Systems In That Galactic Empire Now?
   'An Empire to twenty million stellar systems...'- Isaac Asimov, 1953.

AI's Now Being Taught Anger
   Actually the Prime Radiant was just a display device.

Piper, Google's 2 Billion Line Code Repository, Needs A Cool Display
   'The student pointed a finger and as he did so, the line of equations marched down the wall...' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. 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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