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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)

Pengheng Space Capsule Hotel Staffed Entirely By Robots
'A planet-wide chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.'- Harry Harrison, 1970. (re: Harry Harrison)

Electric Bacteria That Live On Pure Energy
'April 5, 1977; that was the night the waveries came.'- Frederic Brown, 1945. (re: Frederic Brown)

EXACTO Smart Bullet From DARPA
Nicely visualized in what 1984 movie? (re: Michael Crichton)

Neural Implant To Treat Memory Loss
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'- Richard Morgan, 2003. (re: Richard Morgan)

MIT's Shape-Shifting Robot Materials
The T-100, an advanced prototype, is made of liquid metal. Not quite ready. (re: Various)

LS3 AlphaDog Robot Marine Corps Video
'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs, so necessary since roads had degenerated...'- Anthony Boucher, 1951. (re: Anthony Boucher)

Vantablack Is Blacker Than Your Black
'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...'- Dpc Smith, 1934. (re: Doc Smith)

Remotely Operated Gardening Rover - Student's Space Agricultural Robot
'There were things growing all over the place, not just in some domed enclosures blasted some millions of miles out in to space.' (re: Various)

Revisiting A Cloud City On Venus
I've been looking forward to something like this since 1980. (re: Geoffrey Landis)

'Windowless Cockpit' Like Star Trek's Patent Applied For
Wait - you thought Sulu had a window? (re: Gene Roddenberry)

'No Man's Sky' - The Matrix Is Almost Ready
Ready for an adventure, Neo? (re: Various)

The Claustrum - The Brain's On Off Switch?
'All I have to do is move this switch and he'll recover consciousness...'- John Brunner, 1976. (re: John Brunner)

Haptic Gloves Teach Braille Without Effort
'Jenkins bit his lip... [at] the sensation of having his fingers manipulated by the gauntlets he wore.'- Robert Heinlein, 1942. (re: Robert Heinlein)

India's Commuters Face Philip K Dick's 'Sales Pitch' Future
'All around him the vague half-defined echoes of ads glittered and gibbered...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K Dick)

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