Neutron Star by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent collection of Niven short stories and novellas from the sixties. Early stories with Beowulf Shaeffer, interstellar tourist extraordinary. The title story won the 1967 Hugo award for best short story.


(From Neutron Star' by Larry Niven)

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Flexible Armor Suit - now you're Superman
A pressure suit that, while flexible, becomes rigid like armor upon impact.

General Products Hull - impervious key to space travel
Nearly indestructible outer skin for spaceships; pick your hull size and put what you want inside.

Laser Cannon - ground-based power for space craft
A laser source powerful enough to provide significant light pressure to a "light sail."

Sleeping Plates - null gravity as a sleep aid
A pair of plates that nullify gravity for the being(s) sleeping between them. Is null gravity the answer to your sleep problems?

 

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