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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