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Spider Blood In Amber Brings Jurassic Park Closer
Is it possible to get DNA from the blood of this ancient spider. (re: David Brin)

iRobot Scooba And Heinlein's 'Hired Girl' Robot
Heinlein thought of it - iRobot implemented it - it only took us fifty years to catch up to RAH (this time). (re: Robert Heinlein)

Autonomous Soaring Project UAV Cloud Swift
NASA experiments with tiny surveillance planes that can catch air currents autonomously. (re: Roger Zelazny) And Heinlein's Newsbox
Robert Heinlein wrote about something similar two generations ago. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Pioneer 3D Hand Waving Interface
Here's a way to draw pictures in the air - on your PC. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Robot English Teacher From KAIRA
A robotic english teacher is now being used in pilot programs in Seoul, Korea. (re: James Blish)

Chatty Tom Talking Bear From Tomy
Talking teddy bears? Harrison and Aldiss wrote about them in the sixties. (re: Harry Harrison)

Lower Limit For Nanobot Size Discovered
Scientists and science fiction writers must accept new limits to imagination, thanks to a remarkable first-ever measurement. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Domo Robot: Unstructured Interaction Over Time
Designed specifically to interact with people in unstructred environments for long periods, not just short tasks. (re: Issac Asimov)

VirtuSphere Immersive Virtual Reality
A key enabling technology for a working star trek holodeck. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

First Undersea Restaurant
Ithaa opened just forty years after Jack Vance wrote about them. (re: Jack Vance)

Liftport Closer To Space Elevator Goal
Liftport Group has moved closer to making a working space elevator this past week. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Fab Tree Hab And The Houses Of Iszm
Imagine a society in which living tree structures were used instead of dead lumber; Jack Vance has done it, and so have MIT grads. (re: Jack Vance)

Light Captured In A Crystal
Normally speedy light stopped for a full second in a crystal by Australian researchers. (re: Bob Shaw)

Maru Robot Networked Like I, Robot's NS5
The network-enabled robot has a bipedal, humanoid appearance; software is downloaded via the wireless Internet. (re: Harry Harrison)

Southampton Remedi Hand Beats Hollywood
Better than Hollywood special effects, it provides more degrees of freedom and advanced feedback control. (re: George Lucas)

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