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Reduce Hurricanes By Altering The Atmosphere
'When yon volcanoes belch gas, the maintenance posts fire jets of tailored algae into the air stream.' - Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Second Skin Clothing By Biologic Changes With You
'A dress can change its color and texture in a few seconds...' - JG Ballard, 1970. (re: JG Ballard)

Skin Sensor Signals Brain
'Which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Blackest Black? New Disordered Nanostructured Material
'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...' - Doc Smith, 1934. (re: Doc Smith)

3D Printed Soft Robotic Tentacle May Grab You
'Monique's tissues had at least three other basic attractor modes as well...' - Rudy Rucker, 1997. (re: Rudy Rucker)

UK's Self-Repairing Cities
'The city was divided into two sections, a section of many strata where machines functioned smoothly...' - John W. Campbell, 1934. (re: John W. Campbell)

Gene-Edited Muscle Dogs From China
'Its skull was improbably high-domed and its eyes, deep-set, were disturbingly uncanine.' - John Brunner, 1975. (re: John Brunner)

Sprint Wants Sales Robots
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading...' - Philip K Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K Dick)

3D Printed Pluto And Charon, For Imperial Collectors
'It was the kind of globe made for wealthy collectors or planetary governors of the Empire.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Tesla's New Autopilot, With Test Drive Video
'As the beautiful old car cruised in almost perfect silence under the guidance of its automatic controls...' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Do You, Human, Take This Robot...?
'Streamlined, smooth-working, absolutely noiseless, breath-takingly realistic.' - Fritz Lieber, 1954. (re: Alice W. Fuller)

Boeing Creates Lightest Metal Ever
'A metal that was apparently as light as cork and stronger than steel...' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1929. (re: Edgar Rice Burroughs)

MIT's Microwave Camera Sees Through Walls
'Through the lenses of those goggles Costigan's keen and highly-trained eyes studied every concealed detail...' - EE 'Doc' Smith, 1934. (re: EE 'Doc' Smith)

A Solar System Swept Clean - For A Dyson Swarm
'They cleaned it out...' - Larry Niven, 1970 (re: Larry Niven)

QRoSS Robot Inspired By Star Wars Droidekas
'They are no match for droidekas...' - George Lucas, 1999. (re: George Lucas)

Will The Dashboard Disappear From Autonomous Cars?
'No controls and no instruments...' - James Blish, 1957. (re: James Blish)

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