Islands of Space by John W. Campbell:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

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Faster-Than-Light - ftl
Describes something that exceeds the usual speed limit on physical objects of 186,282 miles per second in vacuum.

Force-Field - an energy barrier
A barrier to objects, created by projected forces.

Free Fall
Phrase describing how bodies move in orbit.

Normal Space
As opposed to hyperspace.

Radio Meteor Detector
A device carried by space ships that could detect meteors in space early enough to avoid them.

Televisiophone
A device that combines picture with sound for personal communication.

 

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