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Senate Passes Space Mining Legislation
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite...' - Nat Schachner, 1941. (re: Nat Schachner)

Microsoft's Surface Book Is Part Clipboard
'Floyd sometimes wondered if the Newspad, and the fantastic technology behind it, was the last word in man's quest for perfect communications...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Police Use Predictive Maps ala 'Minority Report' Routinely
'...the data-receptors, and the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Tesla Autopilot Road Trip 2995 Miles, 57 Hours
'The beautiful old car cruised ... under the guidance of its automatic controls...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1976. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

The 'Marching Mountains' Of Pluto
Calling Captain Future! Your time has come. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Graphene Thermopile May Grant Predator Heat Vision To Humans
'What the hell are you?' Predator vision systems at work. (re: Various)

BitDrones Flying Microbots Model Programmable Matter
'... as though a child should build from nursery blocks a fantastic shape which abruptly is filled with throbbing life.'- Abraham Merritt, 1920. (re: Abraham Merritt)

Starship Turbolift Elevators Coming From ThyssenKrupp AG
Your sideways elevator is getting closer to your floor. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

LineFORM MIT's Shape-Changing Interface
'For an interval, the device struggled with itself...' - Philip K. Dick, 1957. (re: Philip K. Dick)

LM3D Swim First 3D-Printed Production Car
'Almost as good as the original it was printed fromů' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Protopiper Lets You Sketch Full-Size Objects In Real Space
'Plastic comes out of the end of the drawing arm and hardens...'- Murray Leinster, 1945. (re: Murray Leinster)

AI Trainers: Assisting Artificial Intelligences
'[Ava] wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...' - Amitav Ghosh, 1995. (re: Amitav Ghosh)

New Glass Tough As Steel
'Windows of an artificial transparent element...'' - Olaf Stapledon, 1930. (re: Olaf Stapledon)

FORTIS Exoskeleton Not Quite Ripley's Alien-Fighting Exoskeleton
'Earth's scientists solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1932. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Kirobo Mini - Your Dashboard Droid
No protocol droid needed for translation! (re: George Lucas)

RF-Capture Lets MIT Boffins See Through Walls
'A television set that would see through walls...' - Nat Schachner, 1936. (re: Nat Schachner)

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