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CTC Computer (Closed-Timeline-Curve Time-Travel)
A device that used time travel to perform computations.
(From Exultant [2004] by Stephen Baxter)
Dark Vapor Bubble
A kind of field that keeps an alien base provided with an atmosphere.
(From Man-Jewels for Xothar [1936] by H.G. Wells)
Wire Gun
Shoots a length of constricting wire.
(From Shadow Gold [1936] by Ray Cummings)
Atom Compactor (Metal Earthworm)
A tunneling device.
(From Death Dives Deep [1936] by Paul Ernst)
Lunar Monorail
A monorail constructed above the surface of the Moon.
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Magnetic Shoes
Footgear magnetized for working on steel hulls.
(From The Dual World [1938] by Arthur K. Barnes)
Air-Blanket
A dome-less protective air shield.
(From Hollywood on the Moon [1938] by Henry Kuttner)
Artificial Eye Drone
A remote flying device that transmits its view to the operator.
(From Glimpse [1938] by Manly Wade Wellman)
Robot With Human's Brain
A very early example of encasing a human brain in a robotic body.
(From Revenge of the Robot [1936] by Otis Adelbert Kline)
Airjeep
A small military air vehicle.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Computer Humorist
A computer acquires the ability to tell original jokes.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert Heinlein)
Animal-tissue Culture Vat
A means of producing artificial meat for food.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Ullran Enunciator
Special prosthesis needed to aid humans in speaking an alien language.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Off-Planet
Away from a planet, towards another or into space.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Squib
A simple form of ground transportation.
(From Our Friends From Frolix 8 [1970] by Philip K. Dick)
Mass Detector (Gravitator)
A device that finds substantial masses, particularly in the path of a space craft.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde Wilson)
Steel-Lined Space Boots
In combination with a magnetized floor, allows the user to walk in zero gravity.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde Wilson)
Coronium Ore
A radiolite substance to revolutionize industry.
(From Roamer of the Stars [1938] by Clyde Wilson)
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