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Printing RFID Tags With Magic Ink
   Security technology like RFID devices, barcodes and smart cards are going to be smaller, more flexible and easier to manufacture responsibly thanks to a metal printing technology developed by QinetiQ Metal Printing.

MP3 Player Jacket Has Control Sleeves
   A jacket with a built-in MP3 player is available from Rosner GmbH & Co., a German clothing firm. The 128 Mbyte player (developed by Infineon) is controlled by manipulating cloth buttons on the left sleeve. Headphones? They're in the collar.

Mattress Alarm Perfect For Sleepy Students
   Who needs jarring alarms? Try rising (literally) each morning with the mattress alarm.

The Future Of Time Was Written In The Past
   Timex should have consulted science fiction writers before running their 150 year anniversary timepiece of the future contest.

Zero Gravity Roller Coaster Coming
   Do you long to escape the bonds of Earth's gravity? This extreme roller coaster could do the trick.

Invisible RFID Ink Tattoos For Cattle, People
   This new technology solves several vexing problems, and it makes it easy for large unruly herds to be tracked more easily.

NavJacket Guides Skiers With Built-In Display, Headphones
   Amazing jacket is nicer than my car - it has GPS-guided voice and screen navigation. And lots of other features. And you can ski in it.

On/Off Luminescent Ink Prints On Fabric
   Not just glow in the dark; you can selectively illuminate pixels for that sleeve watch that Niven and Barnes got you all worked up about a couple of decades ago.

OLEDs Connected In Stretchable Display
   Why not just print a watch onto your sleeve? With this device from Takao Someya and colleagues, you can do it now if you want.

Nanopatch Delivers Vaccines
   Interesting new way to deliver vaccines may solve problems using much less active agent.

Stretchable Silicon Electronics For Sports Apparel
   Maybe Reebok could include a stopwatch along with the sensors; that's what Niven and Barnes fans are hoping.

Spaser-Based Circuits Could Be Printed On Clothing
   'Alex rolled his wrist over to check the watch imprinted on his sleeve.'- Niven and Barnes, 1981.

Bullet-Proof Kevlar Woven Electronics
   'Check the watch imprinted on his sleeve...'- Niven and Barnes, 1981. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Cognify - A Prison Of The Mind We've Seen Before In SF
re: Joe Haldeman

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re: Otis Adelbert Kline

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re: Schachner and Zagat

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