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Physicist Inspired By SciFi And Seeing Back In Time
'Here is the chronoscope... Scansion depends upon a special curved field...' (re: Jack Williamson)

Airbnb Has AI Psychiatrist Looking At Your Facebook
'It's illegal to hold back information during a psyche test.' (re: Philip K. Dick)

NASA's Electric Motor Scooter
'...all the [lunar] prospectors took bicycles along as a matter of course' (re: Robert Heinlein)

Moving Suns To Different Galactic Neighborhoods
'...to swerve their star from its course, the globemen made use of a simple physical principle.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1928. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Students Surveilled By School Phone Apps
Cheer up, students. '...cracking my SchoolBook had been easy.' - Cory Doctorow, 2008. (re: Cory Doctorow)

Massage Robot Has Soft Hands, Er, Pads
'The automatic massager began to fumble gently over my naked form.' - AE van Vogt, 1944 (re: AE van Vogt)

Medical Tattoos Are STILL Being Researched
'Following the current craze, she has had a subdermal pattern of micro-channels implanted.' (re: Paul Di Filippo)

Elon Musk's Traffic Tunnel Challenge Is Boring
'The car vibrated... threading the maze of local tubes.' - Jack Vance, 1954. (re: Jack Vance)

DoD Requests AI Drone Swarm
'She saw into two glassy mechanical lenses, something with a tubelike body...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (re: Philip K. DIck)

BlueNalu Yellowtail Might Be Your First Lab-Grown Meat
Vat-grown nigiri sushi? (re: H. Beam Piper)

Soft Filaments Form Artificial Muscles
Battletech! (re: Martin Caidin)

Drone-Based Aerial Hammock
'The observation vehicle... was suspended by a pair of cables from the kite-copter.' - Jack Vance, 1952. (re: Jack Vance)

How To Encode The 'Memory' Of Materials
'Just jar it, and it falls into that structure like a rubber figure returning to shape.' - Samuel R. Delany, 1966. (re: Samuel R. Delany)

Adafruit's New Clue All-In-One Sensor Tricorder
'Instruments register only those things they're designed to register. Space still contains infinite unknowns.' (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Surface Film Repels All Bacteria
'Most gentlemen's and ladies' gloves nowadays were constructed of infinitesimal fabricules that knew how to eject dirt...'- Neal Stephenson, 1995 (re: Neal Stephenson)

Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
'The Iszic maintain a jealously guarded monopoly...' (re: Jack Vance)

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