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Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
'The planes flew continuously, twenty-four hours a day...' - EB White, 1950. (re: E.B. White)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
'With a buzz... it started out on its journey.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance.' - George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
'It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.' - George Orwell, 1948. (re: George Orwell)

A Floating Cosmodrome
'...a single perfectly level platform, which rose so high above the water that it was not splashed by the waves.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1930. (re: Otfrid von Hansten)

First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
'Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?' Quail asked. - Philip K. Dick, 1966. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Maintain Your Megastructure
Megastructures have repair robots, which have repair robots, ad infinitum. (re: Various)

Venezuelans Teaching Your Self-Driving Car
‘She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...’ Amitav Ghosh, 1995. (re: Amitav Ghosh)

Robothread Robotic Worms Crawling Through Your Brain
Perfect for clot-busting in the human brain. No Raquel Welch and no lasers, though. (re: Harry Kleiner)

Vantablack BMW X6 Is Douglas Adams Approved
'It's so... black!' said Ford Prefect. - Douglas Adams, 1980. (re: Douglas Adams)

Humanoid Robot's Muscles Biomimic Ours
'It is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature...' HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

Animatronic Robotic Baby Exposed
'The birth of Machine, my robot child...' - Henry Slesar, 1958. (re: Henry Slesar)

Beijing HaiDiLao Robotic Hotpot Restaurant Now Flavored By Artificial Intelligence
'Kantos Kan led me to one of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus.' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912. (re: Edgar Rice Burroughs)

Plants of the Future - What Should They Be Like
'He almost choked in his astonishment. Mashed potatoes and brown gravy!' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
'The robot came up smooth and fast as a rocket...' - Harry Harrison, 1958. (re: Harry Harrison)

Better Than Dune Chromoplastic? This Guy Might Have Done It
'But when Old Father Sun departs, the chromoplastic reverts to transparency in the dark.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

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