The Algebraist by Iain M Banks:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

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Arteria Portal
A wormhole entrance.

Emissarial Projection - almost an a.i.
An expert system able to converse and act in the capacity of ambassador.

Gillfluid - liquid breathing
Breathable fluid that provides oxygen to the lungs, allowing greater pressure on the body.

Loiter-Drone - indefinite watch
A autonomous flying device that hovers protectively over a defined area.

Muscle Sensor Interface
Interface senses muscle movements to control display.

Signal Skin
Natural communication form for this species; skin that can spell out text.

Tacspace
An augmented representation of space battles.

 

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