Fresh Technovelgy
(Most Recent Additions - 3061 Total)
Auto-Clerk
An automated accounting system.
(From Beyond This Horizon [1942] by Robert Heinlein)
IntruGrab
A system designed to capture intruders.
(From The Hunch [1961] by Christopher Anvil)
Astroposit
Retro-style system provides a readout on your position anywhere in the galaxy.
(From The Hunch [1961] by Christopher Anvil)
Flitterboat
A one-man cargo space craft.
(From A Ship Named McGuire [1961] by Gordon Randall Garrett)
Interstellar Laser Propulsion System
A means of traveling to the stars, using a Sol-based laser system and light sail-equipped ship.
(From Rocheworld [1985] by Robert Forward)
Magnetic Soles
Magnetized footwear for easy walking on low gravity metal surfaces.
(From A Ship Named McGuire [1961] by Gordon Randall Garrett)
Plexiskin
A means of disguise.
(From A Ship Named McGuire [1961] by Gordon Randall Garrett)
Threat Team (of sf writers)
Gathering together a group of science fiction writers to try to predict what will happen, or to understand an unknown threat.
(From Footfall [1985] by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
VEIL
A wearable device used to foil facial recognition systems.
(From Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel [2019] by Neal Stephenson)
OLED Body Film
Attaching or implanting flexible screen material to the body as decoration.
(From Waste Tide [2019] by Chen Qiufan)
Space Tug
A small vessel used to maneuver other ships.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Pneumo-Slacks
Pants that make you look beefier.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis Padgett)
Vastening
It's hard to describe, but it's a robotic sense perception.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis Padgett)
Thermalarm Relays
Detects objects by their heat radiation, so space craft can maneuver around them.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Negative Safety-Field
A paragravity-based shield for space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Seetee Blinker
A marker of contraterrene matter (antimatter) asteroids, to aid in interplanetary navigation.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Plastifoam
Used to seal large leaks in space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Space-Burned
Analogous to sun-burned.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack Williamson)
Show me more ( 3061 total)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.