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Burner Modem
A connection device that can be thrown away if necessary.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T. Hill)
DNA Swab Palate
Adheres to the palate, and provides false material for DNA swabs.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T. Hill)
Scuttle-bot
An all-purpose surveillance robot that climbed rather than flew.
(From Hella [2020] by David Gerrold)
Bio-Implant (Compensator Chip)
A neural implant that helps an autistic child to live a more complete and useful life.
(From Hella [2020] by David Gerrold)
Knife Missile
A sharp-edged weapon that can maneuver in space.
(From Use of Weapons [1990] by Iain M Banks)
Finely Divided Dust Propellant
Reaction mass to drive spacecraft.
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Tangler
Strong webbing in a tiny capsule, it expands to a net, capturing a suspect.
(From Logan's Run [1967] by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
Homer
A device fired from a gun that ends the life of a citizen, based on the color of their palm flower.
(From Logan's Run [1967] by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
Sleepshop
A quiet place to die.
(From Logan's Run [1967] by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
Vapor Charge
A bullet that discharges gas.
(From Logan's Run [1967] by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
Dermadisk
A means of quickly administering drugs directly through the skin.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William Gibson)
Habitable Exoplanet Moon
An Earthlike moon that orbits a gas giant.
(From Star Wars [1976] by George Lucas)
Build A Planet With Asteroids
The idea that it is possible to gather up enough of the asteroids in the solar system to "build" a planet out of the scraps.
(From And Then the Town Took Off [1958] by Richard Wilson)
Holodeck
A computer-simulated environment.
(From Encounter at Farpoint [1987] by David Gerrold)
Dragonfly Sky-Bike
An ultralight human-powered flyer.
(From Rendezvous With Rama [1972] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Anti-Acceleration Engine For Space Suits
Counteracts the effects of high acceleration.
(From Black Destroyer [1939] by A.E. van Vogt)
Metalite
Strong metal you can see through.
(From Black Destroyer [1939] by A.E. van Vogt)
Space Cadet
A young person training to be a spaceman.
(From Space Cadet [1948] by Robert Heinlein)
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