Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in First Contact
by Murray Leinster

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:

Motorola AUDEX Jacket With Sleeve Controls
   Love those Leinster sleeve controls; the jacket does have a 1940's appeal to it.

Digital Lederhosen MP3 Player Bavarian-Style
   At last, traditional Bavarian lederhosen are now available with MP3 controller buttons.

Space Station Gets Shielding, Not Blasters
   Sure, you can bolt on some special protective shielding against space debris. But blasters are better.

Keyboard Pants
   I think I understand the jackets - and even lederhosen - with controls for your MP3 player built into them. But keyboard pants?

GPS Lingerie 'Find Me If You Can'
   Misplaced your girlfriend? No problem - if she wants to be found. With video.

TV-B-Gone Hoodie
   I've been at the Google I/O conference this week, and this was just one of the cool devices featured at their after party.

Femphonic Audio Jacket With On-Sleeve Controller
   Electronic ontrols built into clothingis an idea that is at least sixty years old. I still like it.

Tweet Sleeve Displays Your Emotions
   Insights into your heart, one hundred and forty characters at a time.

M-Dress Has Phone, SIM Card And Antenna Embedded
   This dress is a wearable phone.

Textile Energy Storage
   It's a prototype systematic fiber-based electrochemical micro-supercapacitor.

Sound Charge T-Shirt Uses Sound Energy
   Now, noisy streets and loud clubs are just what you need - to recharge your phone.

Smart Textiles For Wearable Communicators
   'Antenna clothing' for all occasions.

School Kids In Brazil Now Wear 'Chipped' T-shirts
   'Education does not transform the world.' Surveillance does, though.

Sean Jean 'Fashion Video Name Tag' Fleece
   Why not a display to go with your sleeve communicator? Murray Leinster would have been down with it.

Wearable Smart Jacket
   He pressed the button in his sleeve communicator and snapped: 'Action stations!' - Murray Leinster, 1945.

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Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
re: E.B. White
(9/9/2019)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(9/7/2019)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
re: George Lucas
(9/5/2019)

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