Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Darwin's Children
by Greg Bear
Very likable revist to the same near-future Earth as seen in the earlier book Darwin's Radio. The book is largely independent its predecessor; it concerns the scientific and social consequences of the next stage of human evolution. Lots of drama and action; a lot to think about if you are interested in what makes us human beings.
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
Robotic Bird Has USAF Flocking
A prototype of a small robotic bird created from carbon fiber composites and Mylar has the U.S. Airforce flocking nearby for a closer look.
Product RFID Tags Now Play Jingles
A computer science student from Durlach in Germany has worked out a way to store a tune on the radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags now attached to many consumer goods.
UAVs Invade Public Airspace
Unmanned surveillance drones that are capable of autonomous flight are being used in Iraq. One day, you will look up - and probably not see it overhead in your neighborhood.
Electronic Erasable Paper - Xerox Seeks E-Palimpsest
Xerox is still looking for the perfect palimpsest - eraseable electronic reusable paper.
E-Ink Cover World's First
Very impressive first effort; Esquire leads the way in bringing this futuristic technology right to your local news stand.
Touch EPD Touch Screen EPaper Display
E-paper, e-shmaper - now there's a way to interact directly with your e-paper display, getting rid of those clunky control keys and boards.
UK School Face Recognition: Kiddie Orwell Tech
Surveillance of schools now an enjoyable activity, claims UK school principals.
Herti Drones To Surveil UK Civilians
Autonomous drones designed for military operations in Afganistan come home to keep close tabs on you and me.
VW Talking Newspaper Ad
The newspapers have finally started talking back.
CSAIL Gets $7.5M To Develop Bird-Like UAV
The skies will one day be filled with them.
i2R E-Paper Is Erasable
This display technology is erasable paper - in e-paper format.
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