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Storing 1 Zettabyte In 10 Grams
'It is theoretically possible to have a matrix in which each individual molecule has a meaning...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Laser-Powered Spacecraft To Explore The Solar System
'Whoever launched it fired a laser cannon... for about forty-five years, so the intruder would have a beam to travel on...'- Niven/Pournelle, 1974. (re: Niven/Pournelle)

Skin Chair For That 'Sitting On A Fat Guy' Feeling
'The semi-sentient artifact glided to a position behind McKie...' -Frank Herbert, 1964. (re: Frank Herbert)

Pneumatic Micro-Tentacles Kidnapping Ants
'Long, flexible, glittering tentacles...'- H.G. Wells, 1898. (re: H.G. Wells)

Bee Narcs To Perform Drug 'Stings'
'Time for a replacement of both Behren and his dipterous insect...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

3D Printed Spherical Flying Machine
'Gold dots against blue, basketball-sized, twelve feet up....' - Larry Niven, 1972. (re: Larry Niven)

Airbus E-Fan All-Electric Plane Now Ready
I couldn't believe it, either. An amazing technical feat. (re: John W. Campbell)

Robot Swarms Improve Culture By Forgetting
'My mind was filled to the splitting point...' - Roger Zelazny, 1976. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Melomics Avant Garde Computer Musician
'Rollo sat at the keyboard, prim, inhuman, rigid, twin lenses focused somewhere off into the shadows...'- Herbert Goldstone, 1953. (re: Herbert Goldstone)

Nanotech Used To Create Custom Water Filters In Tanzania
'People started out squeamish about Clearsacs...'- Paolo Bacigalupi, 2015. (re: Paolo Bacigalupi)

This Robot Swordmaster: Yaskawa Bushido Project
'The instrument of prisms and target could not think, feel caution or remorse. And it carried a real blade.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Samsung's Transparent Display Finally As Big As HG Wells'
Did I mention that HG Wells also figured out that 16x9 is the shape for a TV to have. (re: HG Wells)

Thync Mood-Changing Wearable Device
'Very gently, hypnotically, the electronic pulses throbbed in the frontal lobes of his brain.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

What Science Fiction Inspires Russia's New Robot?
Russian science fiction fans had their own inspirations. (re: Various)

LightSail Solar Sail Deploys
'This was the first time any solar yacht had ever attained it...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1964. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Living Concrete Repairs Itself
Science fiction fans were given this idea in 1951. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

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