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Survival Seed Vault Low Cost Life Bank
'They existed in the Life Bank, as did virtually every plant...'- John Varley, 1977. (re: John Varley)

PoseiDrone Tentacled Undersea Robot Like HG Wells'
'Its motion was so swift, complex, and perfect that at first I did not see it as a machine...'- HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

Bionic Hand Provides 'Lifelike' Sensations, Like Luke Skywalker's
A fictional scene becomes reality in just thirty-five years. (re: George Lucas)

Man-Made Space Leaf Creates Oxygen From Water And Light
'What better purifying machine is there than... grass?'- George O. Smith, 1942. (re: George O. Smith)

Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again
Robots that learn to walk again are now on the march. (re: Various)

World's First Android Newscaster (Video)
'The autonomic TV interviewer, camera in its hand, blocked his path.'- Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Japan Invites Robot Athletes To Gather For 2020 Olympics
It's time we started to get rid of that distinction between metal and flesh, and IC and neuron, don't you think? (re: Various)

CV Dazzle Anti-Surveillance Make-Up
'Let's hear it for the vague blur!'- Philip K. Dick, 1977. (re: Philip K Dick)

LG Display's 18 Inch Flexible OLED Panel Is Awesomely Cool
'...a wide sheet of clear material suddenly flared with light and swirling color.'- EC Tubb, 1958. (re: EC Tubb)

Tiniest Microphone Inspired By Fly
'Transmitting to its manipulator, far away now, all that it heard through its ear microphones...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

NASA's Highway In The Sky For Drones
Jeff Bezos may find that there are rules to drones. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Palcohol Powdered Alcohol - Try Or Ban?
'I had a small can of powdered alcohol disguised as tooth powder...' - Harry Harrison, 1970. (re: Harry Harrison)

pd.id Personal Drink ID Device Like Dune 'Poison Snooper'
'The jeweled hands clutching drinks (and the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers)...'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Monsieur Bartending Robot
'He poured the liquids into his maw...'- Anthony Boucher, 1943. (re: Anthony Boucher)

Cities Detect Gunfire Acoustics With ShotSpotter
'Sound trackers on the roof...'- Greg Bear, 2007. (re: Greg Bear)

Cruise Automation's 'Highway Autopilot' For $10K
'It cut her out of the stream of vehicles and reduced the speed of her car...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941 (re: Robert Heinlein)

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