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The BLITAB: First Tactile Tablet for Blind People
Absolutely amazing development - now blind people can read the web! (re: Various)

Why, Oh Why, Must We Develop Robots That Run Faster Than I Do?
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Golf Robot Putts Out
'The robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall, picked it up and teed it, hit it again, over and again...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Computer Finds Cancer Doctors Miss
The computer will see you now. (re: Larry Niven)

Would Robot Taxis Ease Carbon Emissions?
'He emerged and flagged down a robot taxi...'- Philip K. Dick, 1955, (re: Philip K. Dick)

Brainwaves As Biometric Identification
'The doors of Mr. Lars, Incorporated, shut, tuned as they were to his own cephalic pattern.'- Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: Philip K. Dick)

What-If Machine Concocts Creative Premises
'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.' George Orwell, 1948. (re: George Orwell)

Underwater Balloon Gardens
'He puffed heavily as he angled around the bulbous lifezones...'- Gregory Benford, 1989. (re: Gregory Benford)

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)

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