The Cometeers by Jack Williamson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

I have to go with the blurb from a 1967 paperback version:

"a spaceship twelve million miles long, the secret weapon that controls the Universe, a superhuman traitor to all mankind and, defying mortal peril, fantastic dangers, and the dread powers of the invincible Cometeers, the grandest trio of swashbucklers in all of science fiction - Jay Kalam, Hal Samdu and the incomparable Giles Habibula!"

'Nuff said. Select an invention:

Android
A synthetic being having the form of a human being.

Cartograph - a GPS-like trip readout
A device that shows you a record of your travels - a GPS readout.

Geodynes - pushing against the fabric of space
Spacecraft propulsion that pushes against the very fabric of space itself.

Gravity Detector
A device capable of detecting the gravitational field of a distant mass.

Photoelectric Telescope (Photoelectric Eyes) - astronomical pictures produced automatically
An astronomical telescope that uses the photoelectric effect to gather light, and then to present the finished image on a screen.

Planetary Engineering
Remaking or modifying an entire planet.

Tubular Field of Force
Can pull an object through space.

 

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