Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer (b. 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He grew up in Toronto, and now resides in Mississauga, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University of Toronto. He won the 1995 Nebula Award for his novel The Terminal Experiment and the 2003 Hugo for his novel Hominids.

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Raydiance USP Laser Attacks Unwanted Cells
   Medical uses for ultrashort pulse lasers are possible because they transfer no heat to the surrounding area.
Forced Resonance Ultra-Short Pulse Laser Kills Viruses Dead
   It appears that every virus has a specific frequency that will cause it to vibrate - and shake itself apart - and the process can be done without harming healthy tissue.
Separate Parasites From Hosts - With Light
   Clever technique leads to better research samples in studies of parasitic organisms.
Neurosecurity Concerns In Neural Implant Tech
   Fascinating paper details the possible negative consequences of having electronic brain implants; sf readers feel perfectly at home reading it.
Implantable Device Security
   I'd rather not have medical device hacking on the table.
Plasma Flashlight Illuminates, Kills Bacteria
   This device will be a boon to the paramedics who serve in remote areas.
Ultra-short Pulse Laser Kills Bacteria In Vivo
   '...coherent beams at precise wave-lengths passing through her flesh to zap foreign molecules within her body.' - Robert J. Sawyer, 2003. 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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