Science Fiction Dictionary: Ideas, Terms and Technology
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Quadraturin
Substance that creates more space when applied to walls, floors and ceilings.
Quadraturin Krzhizhanowsky  1925
Quantum Communications Hub
A communications satellite that permits immediate communication between planets and ships in the solar system.
Defeated McKee  2004
Quantum Logic Thinker (QL)
A computer system that thinks about problems in unusual ways.
Heads Bear  1990
Quantum Power
Power generation through photon fission.
Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Quartzite Leak Foil
Special material for space dome leaks.
The Great Dome of Mercury Zagat  1932
Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)
A means of giving motive power to robots or machines that is similar to animal musculature.
The War of the Worlds Wells  1898
Quench Field
Stopped runaway nuclear reactions by quenching the cascades of neutrons.
The Purple Light Hunter  1941
Quickthaw
A microwave oven to heat food items quickly.
Farmer in the Sky Heinlein  1950
Quizzer
An autonomous mind-probe.
Agent of Vega Schmitz  1949

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SpaceX Intros Extravehicular Activity Suit
re: Garret P. Serviss
(5/4/2024)

Athena Smart Security Guard Robot With Face Recognition
re: Greg Bear
(5/1/2024)

The FLUTE Project - A Huge Liquid Mirror In Space
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(4/28/2024)

Robot Preachers Found To Undermine Religious Commitment
re: Philip K Dick
(4/26/2024)

CyberCab - Tesla Renames The Robotaxi
re: Michael Swanwick
(4/24/2024)

SpaceHopper Microgravity Robot Lands On Its Feet
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/22/2024)

Brin's 1990 Novel Earth Still Full Of Predictions
re: David Brin
(4/20/2024)

'Whisper Mode' ala Blue Thunder Researched At Bristol
re: Various
(4/18/2024)

Gaia - Why Stop With Just The Earth?
re: Robert Castle
(4/18/2024)

Microsoft VASA-1 Creates Personal Video From A Photo
re: Robert Heinlein
(4/14/2024)

Splendid View Of Eclipse From Orbit Visualized And Repurposed By Arthur C. Clarke
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/12/2024)

Bespoke Environment Music From AIs
re: William Gibson
(4/10/2024)

Goldene - A Two-Dimensional Sheet Of Gold One Atom Thick
re: Roger Zelazny
(4/8/2024)

SpaceX Wants A Moonbase Alpha
re: L. Ron Hubbard
(4/6/2024)

Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker
(4/4/2024)

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum
(4/2/2024)

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer
(3/30/2024)

Moonwalkers AI-Controlled Electric Shoes
re: Hugo Gernsback
(3/28/2024)

Steve Jobs: 'Capture The Next Aristotle - With AI'
re: William Gibson
(3/26/2024)

No Tips! Robotic Food Delivery In Phoenix
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/24/2024)

Electric Catamaran 'Explorer Eco 40m' Has 'Solar Skin'
re: John Baker Hopkins
(3/22/2024)

Orbital Mechanics, The Liftoff, The Turnover, The Retrograde Burn
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(3/20/2024)

Harvest Power From Tears And Blinking With Smart Contact Lens
re: Vernor Vinge
(3/18/2024)

Europa Clipper Plate Carries A Special Message
re: John Edwards
(3/16/2024)

 

 

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