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Should SETI Talk To Molecular Cloud Barnard 68?
'I myself am building basic chemicals at about 10,000,000,000 times the rate at which building is occurring on the whole ... surface of your planet.'- Fred Hoyle, 1957. (re: Fred Hoyle)

LikeAGlove Smart Garment Knows Your Size
'The tailor set moving a mechanism...'- HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

EXACTO Bullets Change Course In Mid-Air
'This little weapon ejects a rather ingenious missile...'- Philip E. High, 1966. (re: Philip E. High)

Button-Pushing Robots Have Taken Our Jobs, Thankfully
'The ten forked ends of each arm commenced a rattling pressing of the buttons.'- Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (re: Schachner and Zagat)

Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone
I think this is a really interesting device, and I haven't heard very much about it. (re: HG Wells)

Small Molecule Walker Takes First Steps
'The bits were in motion.'-- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

US Navy Laser Ready For Use
Fifty years from cartoon to reality. Thanks to a lot of engineers and visionaries. (re: HG Wells)

Fast Lightweight Autonomy Indoor Drones For DARPA
'the Scarab buzzed into the great workroom... and sought the security of a shadowed corner.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Ninebot One Self-Balancing Wheel
'It had been a long time since the Chief Engineer had ridden one of these silly-looking little vehicles...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941 (re: Robert Heinlein)

FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator And Psychohistory
'The reactions of human conglomerates to fixed social and economic stimuli...' (re: Isaac Asimov)

Stellar Navigation Based On Network Analysis
'We are a traveling people. We need a travel station here.'- Clifford Simak, 1963. (re: Clifford Simak)

New 'Smart-Skin' Senses Pressure, Humidity, Heat
'You can even sense with your fingertips...'- Martin Caidin, 1972. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Mimo Baby Monitor
'In every diaper there is a fine copper wire.'- David H. Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

RocketSkates Motorized Skates
'In reality they were Tele-motor-coasters.'- Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make Spray-On Solar Cells Possible
'Black Power... you spray it on.'- Larry Niven, 1995 (re: Larry Niven)

Flying Robot Waiters From Infinium Robotics
'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962. (re: H. Beam Piper)

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