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Hypnosis Ray
Eases the words of dictators into the minds of the credulous.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank Russell)
Sleep Destroying Field
Causes lack of sleep.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Automatic Refueling Screen
Repels objects that are too big, and gathers small ones for fuel.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Delayed Action Stereoscopic Principle
Distinguishing far off space craft by relative speed against the fixed stars.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert Heinlein)
Space Rush
The Outer Space equivalent of the gold rush.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat Schachner)
Asteroid Lanes
Regular routes traversed by asteroids.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat Schachner)
Spaceways
A set route though space.
(From Shambleau [1933] by C.L. Moore)
Generate New Phone Number
A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.
(From Press Enter [1984] by John Varley)
Transparent Platisplasm Cage
A replacement framework for a body joint - in this case, the shoulder.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Pilot Beam
A signalling device that space craft in orbit descending to Earth could home in on and land.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Murray Leinster)
No Steering Wheel Autonomous Car
An autonomous vehicle without a wheel for human drivers.
(From The Living Machine [1935] by David H. Keller)
Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger Zelazny)
Nurse Drone
A larger flying platform to provide power to smaller drones.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal Stephenson)
Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.
(From The Velvet Glove [1956] by Harry Harrison)
Oxygen Concentrator
Gathers oxygen from a thin atmosphere until it is breathable, supporting life.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul Anderson)
Suspensine
Slows biological functions enough to survive in airless space - for a time.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul Anderson)
Windmill Mast
Enclosed machinery in large masts powers ships.
(From A Journey In Other Worlds [1894] by John Jacob Astor IV)
Oxygen Space Flare
A flare that burns inside a glass bulb with oxygen.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray Cummings)
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