Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Second book in the Foundation trilogy; surely you can't put it down now! The flaws in the Seldon plan are beginning to show; how will the galaxy find peace? (Also, take a look at the inventive ideas from Asimov's first and third books in the trilogy - Foundation and Second Foundation.) Select
A small pill used to turn ordinary water into a flavored beverage.
A device capable of discerning truthful information in a living human brain.
A planet that presents the same face to its sun has a small habitable area - the ribbon between light and dark.
A hand-held device that causes unconsciousness.
The walls of a room provide illumination.
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'Courier Commons' By Tomorrow Lab, From Karl Schroeder (and Bruce Sterling?)
re: Bruce Sterling
Terrifying Robotic Apple Harvester
re: Otfrid von Hanstein
Jetson-Style Clockwork Robot Nail Salon Coming To Target Near You
Mechanical Horse Sculpture Gallops In Place
re: Christopher Stasheff
'Make Sunsets' Tweaks Climate By Atmospheric Alteration
re: Neal Stephenson
Eviation Alice Electric Plane First Flight
re: Charles Cloukey
Hotels Turn To Robots As Human Workers Regroup
re: Harry Harrison
Changesite Mineral To Be Mined On Moon By China
re: Pournelle and Niven
Tongue-Controlled Tong Wearable Mouth Computer
re: Greg Bear
Is It Better To Be Short?
re: Frank Herbert
Taikonaut Tai Chi Foot Loops
re: Murray Leinster
Space Billboards Would Ruin Our View Of The Cosmos
re: Jack Williamson
Orion's 'Skip-to-M'Lou' Entry
re: Robert Heinlein
MarsCat and MetaCat, Your Robot Cat Companions
re: Raymond F. Jones
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