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Eighth Sense Emotion-Responsive Cloak
'This sensitivity to mood explains the real popularity of bio-fabrics...' - JG Ballard, 1970. (re: JG Ballard)

British Airways To Offer An Ingestible Sensor To Passengers
The modern way to get feedback from passengers. (re: Various)

Unique DNA To Foil Parts Counterfeiters
'... the only molecule, a unique protein amino acid, which could not be duplicated.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: Philip K. DIck)

MIT Researchers Predict The Future From Still Photos
'What I have in this camera is not a record of what you did just now but what will go on here in the next half hour...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Mini Robot Uses 2 mm Surgical Tools
'... surgical tool - blades, tweezers, probes - so fine you could just see them with the naked eye.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1939. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Childhood Dreams Of Space Realized! Space Junk Problem Solved!
'Give the noble daydreams a rest, you preachy rookie. Astronauts are wage slaves like everyone else!' - Planets, 2003. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Writhing Robotic Tentacle Uses Laser To Chop Nuke Hardware
'... long, flexible, glittering tentacles... swinging and rattling about its strange body.' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

LBNP Device Not Quite 'Artificial Gravity'
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses..' - Murray Leinster, 1953. (re: Murray Leinster)

China's XPNAV 1 To Use X-Ray Pulsars For Navigation
'For a hyperspace jump, you need at least four beacons for an accurate fix.' - Murray Leinster, 1956. (re: George O. Smith)

Artificial Muscle Material Is Self-Healing, Super Stretchy
Battletech! (re: Various)

Google Zero-Shot Translation Gives Star Trek Fans Hope
"This is your opponent!" - Gene Roddenberry, 1967. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Moley Kitchen Robot Ready By 2018
'...the electric cook was stirring empty nothing in a pan, with a zeal worthy a dozen eggs.' - Elizabeth Bellamy, 1899. (re: Elizabeth Bellamy)

Tricking Cells Into Making Silicon Chips
'Fabricated by genetically engineered metal affinity bacteria...' - Marvel, 1984. (re: Unknown)

AI Lip Reading Better Than Human, Like HAL 9000
Nothing to worry about, until computers control most vital systems. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

PLEN2 DIY Robot Cleaner Steals Your Heart
'I developed it to clean floors...' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Disney Hopping Robot, From Disney Research
'...vast, unerring, twenty-meter leaps.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994. (re: Bruce Sterling)

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