Harry Harrison:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Harry Harrison was born in 1925 in Stamford, Ct. He worked in sf as an illustrator before becoming an editor. He wrote short fiction under various pseudonyms; he also wrote for syndicated comic strips. He is probably best known for the Stainless Steel Rat series; his novel Make Room! Make Room! formed the basis of the sf film Soylent Green.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Underwater Robot
An autonomous mechanical for use underwater.

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Vibratory Mass Penetrator - not what you're thinking
A device that allows a person to walk through earth and even solid rock.

Rock Diver (1951)

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