Alan E. Nourse:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Alan Edward Nourse (b. 1928 - d. 1992) was an American science fiction writer. He wrote sf for both the juvenile and adult markets; he sometimes used the pen names Al Edwards and Doctor X.

He served in the US Navy following WWII; he earned a Bachelor of Science degree on his way to becoming a medical doctor.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

A compact vehicle for planetary surfaces - like Mercury.

Brightside Crossing (1956)

Negative Molecular Motion
A state of matter that has a temperature below absolute zero.

The Universe Between (1951)

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