Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Dust Rag
by Hal Clement

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Lunar Dust Fountains Due To Electrostatic Charges
   A great article on NASA's website points out how science fiction author Hal Clement predicted in a 1956 short story that electrostatically charged lunar dust particles might actually suspend themselves above the surface:

Dust Movement On The Moon, Saturn's Rings Solved
   '...The dust normally on the surface picks up and keeps a charge.' - Hal Clement, 1956.

LADEE To Investigate Levitating Lunar Dust
   'And what, dear student, happens to particles carrying like electrical charges?'- Hal Clement, 1956.

NASA's LADEE Enters Lunar Orbit
   '... dust normally on the surface picks up and keeps a charge.' - Hal Clement, 1956.

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re: Edmond Hamilton
(6/7/2019)

Tiny LEDs Developed For Dust-Sized Computers
re: Neal Stephenson
(6/5/2019)

Is There Extraterrestrial Life Here In The Solar System
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/3/2019)

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