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Automatic Cultivators
Agricultural robots.
(From Piracy Preferred [1930] by John W. Campbell)
Light-Absorbing Paint
Space stealth!
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Satellite Photography for Surveillance
Use of pictures taken from near Earth orbit for reconnaissance in a military operation.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Motor Torpedo
A terrestrial torpedo, driven by ion beams.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Eccentric Projection
Remote manipulation of a body not your own.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James Tiptree, Jr.)
Sunship
A space craft powered entirely by the sun.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Vitalium
A rare radioactive metal which enables solar power cells.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Positive Ray Propulsion (Ion Drive)
An ion drive.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Beam-Powered Propulsion
Using a powerful energy source as motive power for a projectile.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Photograph of Earth from Space
An aerial photograph from outside the atmosphere.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Placental Decanters
Perfect human bodies with control implants for remote use.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James Tiptree, Jr.)
Self-Sustaining Space Craft
A spacecraft ecosystem.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Automatized Factory
A factory consisting of machines with imposed human abilities.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik Pohl)
Human Habit Pattern Machines
Imposing human habits onto machines.
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik Pohl)
Alien Life Form
Living organisms of non-Earth origin.
(From The Hothouse Planet [1937] by Arthur K. Barnes)
Life-Ship
An emergency escape or survival craft.
(From The Invisible World [1940] by Ed Earl Repp)
Space Tramp
An old, slow spacecraft.
(From The Invisible World [1940] by Ed Earl Repp)
Vehicle Seeds
A matrix of materials and instructions that allow vehicles to grow themselves when placed in an environment of plentiful materials.
(From Killing Titan [2015] by Greg Bear)
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