Satellite Five by John Barnes:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Interesting space yarn about explorers who range the solar system to bring back the most interesting beasts for Earth zoos. No problems - until they encounter an enormous lizard-like creature that breathes flaming acid! Select an invention:

Provides life-giving air in spacecraft.

Automatic Commercial Deletion - no more commercials
Device automatically detects commercials and turns off the set for the duration.

Paralysis Ray - very early use
A special ray that produces paralysis.

Psychoprobe - head examined
Get to the truth.

Surface Car
A specialized vehicle for traveling on a planetary surface.

Visi-Screen - future display
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Snakebot Burrows Underground, Thanks To Biomimicry Of Multiple Species
re: Harry Harrison

Stretchable OLED Heart Monitor Band-Aid
re: Alastair Reynolds

Can We Grow Crops On Mars?
re: Gregory Benford

How Long Have YOU Wanted A Household Robot?
re: Elizabeth Bellamy

CopterPack Is Robert Heinlein's 1954 Copter Harness
re: Robert Heinlein

Amazen ZenBooth Dispenses Serenity At Amazon
re: Philip K. Dick

Digger Finger: Super-Sensitive Robot Fingers Predicted In 1931
re: Ray Cummings

Baubotanik - Construction Botany - Builds Bridges
re: Jack Vance

ESA Awards Study For Lunar Satellite Communications And Navigation
re: Miller and McDermott

Bigelow BEAM Still Useful On ISS
re: Raymond Z. Gallun

DARPA's Sarcasm Detector Totes Gets Your Drift
re: Arthur C. Clarke

Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower Tear-Down, Neuromancer's Coffin Hotel Lives Forever
re: William Gibson

Robotic 'Third Thumb' Rewires Your Brain
re: Samuel R. Delany

AliveCor Claims Apple Watch Infringes ECG Patents
re: Arthur C. Clarke

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